Why doesn’t a food label have a “% Daily Value” for trans fat, sugar, or protein?

Daily vlue

Experts have not established a % Daily Value for these nutrients.

Trans Fat

Although a % Daily Value has not been established for trans fat, health experts recommend limiting your consumption. The American Heart Association currently recommends no more than 1% of total calories coming from trans fat. (On a 2,000 calorie diet, that is approximately 2 grams of trans fat).


Experts have not come up with a % Daily Value for sugar.


Protein is not a current health concern for adults; therefore a %Daily Value has not been established for adults.

Note: % Daily Values have been established for infants and children under 4 years old, pregnant women, and nursing mothers. Products meant for these populations list a % Daily Value of protein.

FDA (Food and Drug Administration)

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