An acronym for "Recommended Dietary Allowance," the U.S. government-recommended daily amounts for protein, vitamins and minerals for healthy adults. Such amounts are ballpark figures and may vary slightly according to gender and conditions such as pregnancy, and so forth.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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