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Table 2 The lower and upper limit of daily per capita nutrient intake

From: Implications of food and nutrition security on household food expenditure: the case of Malaysia

Nutrient Unit Adult (Age: 20–59)
Lower limit Upper limit
Energy kcal 2100
Protein % of energy 10 20
Fat % of energy 25 30
Carbohydrate % of energy 50 65
Calcium mg 1200 2000
Sodium mg 1500 2300
Vitamin A μgRE 600 3000
Vitamin C mg 70 2000
Vitamin B1 mg 1.2
  1. Source: RNI [33]; Meade and Thome [31]
  2. The lower bound is adequate intake, while “–” denotes that no upper bound is defined