Table 2-3 Nutritional standards for operational and restricted rations

Nutrient

Unit1

Operational rations

Restricted rations2,4

Energy

Kcal

3600

1100-1500

Protein

gm

100

50-70

Carbohydrate

gm

440

100-200

Fat

gm

160(maximum)

50-70

Vitamin A

mcg RE

1000

500

Vitamin D

mcg

10

5

Vitamin E

mg TE

10

5

Ascorbic Acid

mg

60

30

Thiamin

mg

1.8

1.0

Riboflavin

mg

2.2

1.2

Niacin

mg NE

24

13

Vitamin B6

mg

2.2

1.2

Folacin

mcg

400

200

Vitamin B12

mcg

3

1.5

Calcium

mg

800

400

Phosphorus

mg

800

400

Magnesium

mg

800

400

Iron

mg

18

9

Zinc

mg

15

7.5

Sodium

mg

5000-70005

2500-35005

Potassium

mg

1875-5625

950-2800

1 See notes in table 2-1 for explanation of units.

2 Values are minimum standards at the time of consumption unless shown as a range or a maximum level.

3 The operational ration includes the MCI, MRE, A, B, and T rations.

4 Restricted rations are for use under certain operational scenarios such as long-range patrol, assault, and reconnaissance when troops are required to subsist for short periods (up to 10 days) on an energy restricted ration.

5 These values do not include salt packets.



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