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Daily Values (DVs)

A term on food labels that represents the amount of protein, fat, cholesterol, carbohydrate (including dietary fiber and sugars), vitamins and minerals, expressed in percentage of a specific nutrient that a person should consume per day. To avoid consumer confusion, the term DV represents both Daily Reference Values (DRVs) and Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs). DVs serve as a yardstick for food comparisons and not as a strict dietary prescription.


– See Daily Reference Values (DRVs), Reference Daily Intakes (RDIs), Recommended Daily Allowances (RDAs), U.S. Recommended Daily Allowances (U.S. RDAs)