Food energy: methods of analysis and conversion factors

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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

Year 2003
Pages 100
Publisher FAO
Language en
ISBN 9789251050149
File Size 776.26 KB
File Format PDF
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Assessing human energy and nutrient requirements has been a longstanding activity of FAO's Food and Nutrition Division and is considered an ongoing activity requiring continual review. Energy requirements need to be linked to the energy availability from foods, and this depends on knowing the amounts of energy-providing components in foods and expressing the energy values clearly and unambiguously. Because there are various methods of analysis of the macronutrient content in foods and numerous ways of expressing the energy values of foods there is a need to standardize and harmonize energy conversion values. This publication summarizes the findings and recommendations of a workshop held in Rome in 2002 to review this issue. QR Code Online