Skip to main content

Table 4 Comparison of per capita daily nutrient content between the observed and optimal food intakes by food groups, MANS 2003

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

Nutrient Observed per capita daily intake
A. Cereals B. Meat C. Seafood & eggs D. Legumes E. Milk F. Vegetables G. Fruits Total
Energy (kcal) 1176 219 294 356 210 95 212 2562
Protein (g) 31 17 35 22 8 5 4 122
Fat (g) 23 14 14 23 9 1 2 86
Carbohydrate (g) 212 6 6 20 24 17 46 331
Calcium (mg) 132 11 169 93 248 89 61 803
Sodium (mg) 1170 251 371 0 134 11 31 1969
Vitamin A (μg RE) 771 36 176 3 145 361 275 1767
Vitamin C (mg) 9 2 1 4 2 29 151 199
Vitamin B1 (mg) 0.5 0.2 0.2 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.2 1.9
  Optimized per capita daily intake
A. Cereals B. Meat C. Seafood & eggs D. Legumes E. Milk F. Vegetables G. Fruits Total
Energy (kcal) 1068 219 103 81 608 116 136 2332
Protein (g) 29 17 14 7 19 8 2 95
Fat (g) 23 14 4 4 20 1 1 67
Carbohydrate (g) 187 6 4 6 89 20 30 341
Calcium (mg) 129 11 138 53 640 185 44 1200
Sodium (mg) 1165 251 296 0 282 11 21 2027
Vitamin A (μg RE) 771 36 41 3 421 1089 44 2405
Vitamin C (mg) 9 2 1 4 3 43 66 129
Vitamin B1 (mg) 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.1 1.0 0.2 0.1 2.2
  1. Source: This study