The % Daily Value (% DV) can help you make informed food choices. Look for it in the Nutrition Facts table on food packages.
It provides a quick overview of the nutrient profile of a food. As a rule of thumb, remember the following numbers:
This applies to all nutrients.
You can use the % DV to compare two different food products and make a better choice for you.
Or you can use the % DV to choose products that are higher in the nutrients you want more of and lower in the nutrients you want less of.
Cereal A has a lot of fibre (28% DV).
Cereal B has a little of fibre (4% DV).
If fibre is a nutrient you want more of, Product A is a better choice for you.
Eating well is an important part of a healthy lifestyle!