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Mineral score

This scores has been simplified from previous versions to show just the average value of RDI percentages of every mineral found on this food. Note that minerals we don't have data of are not counted as 0 when averaging, because not knowing how much nutrient there is in a food is different from having zero on this nutrient, so just known values are taking into account in the mineral score.

The table following shows values used as minerals daily recommendations intakes.

MineralRecommendation
Calcium [mg]1500
Chromium [µg]100
Copper [mg]4
Fluoride [mg]4
Iodine [µg]290
Iron [mg]30
Magnessium [mg]500
Manganese [mg]5
Molybdenum [µg]250
Phosphorus [mg]1250
Selenium [µg]75
Zinc [mg]25
Potassium [gr]4,7
Sodium [gr]2
Chloride [gr]2,5

The values have been extracted from several national recommendations for countries in Europe and the USA. Most of the nutrient requirements are different for male and female and depend also on age and for females these recommendated values also change when in pregnancy or lactancy. To simplify the score and give just one value that fits most people needs, the values used here are the maximum values found in all the different groups for each set, and then the maximum of every set has been chosen as the reference to calculate the recommendation percentage. Doing it this way guarantees that a food or recipe with a mineral score of 100 covers 100% of mineral requirements for most of the population.

Top ten recipes with highest score in Average mineral daily recommendation intake
To Make Sausage81.8
Traditional Baked Beans67.6
Baked prawns with feta cheese (Garithes Youvetsi)33.5
Traditional Alfredo Sauce32.4
Clam soup30.7
Orange, spinach & celery juice30.1
Pork loin with cheese submarine30.1
Sesame Chicken Chow Mein30
Salmon and Shiitake Toast30
Traditional Adobo (Pork in Vinegar and Soy Sauce)28.6