Entering a PDCAAS Value to Display %DV Protein on Your Label

Entering a PDCAAS Value to Display %DV Protein on Your Label

In order to list % DV for protein on a Nutrition Facts label, you will need to enter either a PER (protein efficiency ratio) or PDCAAS (protein digestibility corrected amino acid score) value.

PDCAAS is a method for determining the quality of protein in food and is used to determine the protein grams and %DV for Nutrition Facts panels that are marketed to children greater than 1 year but less than 4 years of age, or for products that make a protein claim. The PDCAAS of a product is a value between 0 and 1.0 that is entered by the user. The value may be determined by lab analysis or may be determined mathematically.

This tutorial will show you how to calculate a PDCAAS value and display a %DV for protein on your nutrition facts label.

 

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