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Table 1 Description of the recommendations in the Nordic Nutrition Recommendations (NNR) from 2012

From: Is a diet low in greenhouse gas emissions a nutritious diet? – Analyses of self-selected diets in the LifeGene study

  Recommended intakea Goal for menu planningb
Women Men Nutrient/MJ
Energy (kJ)c 8,500 11,000  
Protein (E%)d 10–20 10–20  
Carbohydrates (E%)d 45–60 45–60  
Fat (E%)d 25–40 25–40  
Saturated fat (E%)d <10 <10  
Monounsaturated fat (E%)d 10–20 10–20  
Polyunsaturated fat (E%)d 5–10 5–10  
β-carotene (μg)e - - -
Vitamin C (mg) 75 75 8
Folate (μg) 300/400f 300 45
Fiber (g) 25–35 25–35 3
Vitamin B12 (μg) 2.0 2.0 0.2
Iron (mg) 9/15g 9 1.6
Zinc (mg) 7 9 1.1
Vitamin D (μg) 10 10 1.3
Retinol (μg)e - . .
Retinol equivalents (RE)h 700 900 80
Calcium (mg) 800 800 100
  1. aRecommended intake for women and men age 18–60 years
  2. bGoals for menu planning expressed as nutrients/MJ for age 6–65 taking into account sub-groups with the highest nutrient requirements in the population
  3. cReference values for a person age 31–60 with a BMI of 23 with sedentary work
  4. dNot including energy from alcohol. 1 gram of fat = 37 kJ, 1 gram of protein = 17 kJ, 1 gram of carbohydrate = 17 kJ
  5. eNo value determined
  6. fWomen in child-bearing age
  7. gMenstruating women
  8. h1 Retinol equivalents (RE) = 1 μg retinol = 12 μg β-carotene