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Table 1 Nutrients integrated into the nutriRECIPE-Index, their target values and weighting factors. Requirement values for macronutrients and micronutrients according to recommendations of DGE and WHO, Values for Bioactive Plant Compounds are calculated based on DGE-meal plans for 1 week, which incorporate the “Five-A-Day” recommendation for fruits and vegetables

From: The nutriRECIPE-Index – development and validation of a nutrient-weighted index for the evaluation of recipes

  Nutrient Daily recommendation Unit Average intake/day Weighting factor
Favourable nutrients
 Carbohydrates Fibre 30 g 25.70 1.25
 Proteins Protein 84 g 78.75 1.07
 Fats Mono- and poly-unsaturated fatty acids 20 % of energy 20.00 1.00
 Vitamins Vitamin D 20 μg 3.35 3.00
Vitamin E 14 mg 14.70 0.95
Thiamine 1,2 mg 1.55 0.77
Riboflavin 1,4 mg 1.95 0.72
Vitamin B6 1,5 mg 2.30 0.65
Folic acid 300 μg 314.00 0.96
Vitamin B12 4 μg 5.40 0.74
Vitamin C 110 mg 152.00 0.72
 Minerals Calcium 1000 mg 1081.00 0.93
Magnesium 350 mg 412.50 0.85
Iron 15 mg 13.75 1.09
Iodine 200 μg 102.50 1.95
Zinc 10 mg 10.90 0.92
Unfavourable nutrients
 Carbohydrates Added sugars 50 g 92.00 1.84
 Fatty acids Saturated fatty acids 10 % of energy 10.00 1.00
 Minerals Salt (sodium) 6 g 7.44 1.24
Bioactive Plant Compounds
  Carotenoids 20 mg 5–6 1.00
  Glucosinolates 40 mg < 50 1.00
  Phenolic Acids 200 mg 200–300 1.00
  Polyphenols 300 mg 100–150 1.00
  Phytosterols 450 mg 170–440 1.00