How to find the milligram value of this percentage?


#1

I want to know the nutritional value of this product, however it is written as percentage.

For example, Muscle Feast Oat Powder have 10.4% Iron. How can I calculate the milligrams of 10.4%?


#2

You’ll have to find the recommended daily average, and then it will be 10.4% of that. The RDA for iron is 8 mg, assuming they went by the male RDA.


#3

10.4% of 77mg = 8.008mg

So wouldn’t that be that if you needed 8mg of iron, you would get them out of 77mg of muscle feast oat powder?


#4

Ah, not quite. It’s saying in one serving (which for this product is 40g), you get 10.4% of the RDA of Iron. Now, assuming they use the USDA RDA for an adult male, you’d get 10.4% of the RDA value of 8mg. Which is .832mg of Iron from 40g of muscle feast oat powder.

If you wanted 8mg of Iron solely from this product, you’d need 40g/.104 = 384.6g.