Dietary Reference Intake - Definition

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The Dietary Reference Intake, or DRI, defines the measures posted on the packaging of food products. It specifies the quantity of vitamins and minerals necessary for the functioning of an individual organism of average age and weight. The Dietary Reference Intake includes 13 vitamins and 14 minerals. These values are listed under informative and comparative titles. The food-processing industry is obligated to display these DRI values.