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Table 6 Converting FAO food group availability data in kcals to macronutrients (g) for the USA

From: Future body mass index modelling based on macronutrient profiles and physical activity

FAO Food groups Kcals Protein Carbs Dietary fiber PUFA MUFA SFA Total fat Alcohol
Cereals 821 22.0 164 13.2 5.50 4.60 2.38 12.2 0.00
Vegetable oil 667 0.00 0.00 0.00 19.5 25.9 20.0 74.3 0.00
Sugar and sweeteners 638 0.00 161 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00
Meats 455 28.5 1.50 0.00 3.46 19.8 13.0 36.2 0.00
Roots and tubers 96 1.51 22.8 2.76 0.06 0.01 0.03 0.12 0.00
Milk, eggs, fish 466 45.4 15.0 0.00 4.61 10.4 8.67 23.6 0.00
Fruits 193 2.40 46.2 5.09 0.44 1.82 0.37 2.47 0.00
Animal fat 109 0.00 0.00 0.00 1.50 6.68 4.59 11.9 0.00
Pulses 41 2.43 5.55 1.75 0.51 0.68 0.19 1.24 0.00
Alcohol 124 0.00 5.56 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 14.2
Totals 3,659 102 422 22.8 35.6 69.9 49.3 162 14.2