Mandarin oranges, canned in syrup

We acquired this information from UK Food Services Agency . Amongst our current users, Mandarin oranges, canned in syrup has a low popularlity. A typical portion is g,100g

Calories : 55.00 kcal per 100g
Sugar : 13.40 g per 100g
Salt : 0.015 g per 100g
Fat : 0.00 g per 100g

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Maximum Daily Intake


The Estimated Average Requirement for Energy (a prescribed amount to maintain a healthy body weight) for a male age: 17 is 3083 kcal 1 (p.83-85)


The World Health Organisation (W.H.O.) recommends that the maximum proportion of energy from all sugars (intrinsic and added) is: 5% and a strong recommendation of an absolute maximum of 10%

The energy value of a gram of Sugar is 3.8 kcal.1 (p.93)

W.H.O. Recommended maximum sugar intake for age: 17 and sex:male is
5% x 3083 / 3.8 = 40.6g of Sugar per day
10.2 cubes .

and the Absolute maximum is 81.1g of Sugar per day.

Nb. The W.H.O2 recommendations for maximum sugar intake are considerably lower than those of the NHS3.

Salt and Sodium

"Most salt in the diet does not come from addition to food in the home by consumers but from processed foods. This makes it extremely difficult for individuals to reduce their own salt intake and to maintain a reduced intake over any length of time."Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition4
"6g is higher than the Reference Nutrient Intake (RNI) and substantially greater than the salt intake required to maintain the sodium content of the body"4
Reference Nutrient Intake / required for age:15+ is 4g salt (1.6g Sodium). Daily target average is 6g salt


  1. The 2011 report by the UK Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition on Dietary Reference Values for Energy, available here
  2. The World Health Organisation Guideline for sugar intake in adults and children 2015. available here
  3. NHS Recommendations on Sugar Intake
  4. SACN report on Salt and Health 2003 (p2)

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Portion size


55kcal energy in a portion of 100g/ml
2% of the UK Guideline energy intake (3083 kcal).1


13.4g of sugar in a portion of 100g/ml
Equivalent to: 3.35 x 4g cubes
33% of the W.H.O. 2015 Guideline maximum daily sugar intake for age: 17 is 40.6g2


0.015g of salt in a portion of 100g/ml
0% of the UK Guideline Maximum for Salt intake for age: 17 is 6g1