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Table 5 Comparison of per capita daily nutrient content between the observed and optimal food intakes by food groups, MANS 2014

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) 1194 148 314 49 119 80 115 2020
Protein (g) 29 11 35 5 5 5 2 91
Fat (g) 21 9 11 2 6 1 1 50
Carbohydrate (g) 223 6 18 4 12 14 25 302
Calcium (mg) 104 7 134 36 151 94 33 560
Sodium (mg) 1,101 183 478 0 45 11 18 1836
Vitamin A (μg RE) 613 18 175 2 72 452 91 1423
Vitamin C (mg) 6 1 1 4 1 31 76 120
Vitamin B1 (mg) 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 1.0
  Optimized per capita daily intake
A. Cereals B. Meat C. Seafood & eggs D. Legumes E. Milk F. Vegetables G. Fruits Total
Energy (kcal) 953 203 132 70 550 75 134 2117
Protein (g) 24 14 14 7 21 6 2 88
Fat (g) 16 12 6 2 26 1 1 64
Carbohydrate (g) 180 9 4 6 59 12 30 300
Calcium (mg) 91 10 112 50 715 187 34 1,200
Sodium (mg) 805 277 222 0 165 10 21 1500
Vitamin A (μg RE) 578 22 142 4 327 1,168 96 2336
Vitamin C (mg) 6 1 0 7 5 44 77 140
Vitamin B1 (mg) 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.1 1.5
  1. Source: This study