Dietary Macronutrient Composition per capita
This chart shows a breakdown of the macronutrient ratios for each country in the world.
As food production becomes more efficient, people gravitate to a fat intake between 25-35%.
- World: 2780 kcal/person/day (Carbohydrates: 63%, Proteins: 11%, Fats: 26%)
- Developed countries: 3420 kcal/person/day Carbohydrates: 53%, Proteins: 12%, Fats: 34%
- Developing World: 2630 kcal/person/day Carbohydrates: 67%, Proteins: 11%, Fats: 23%
- Sub-Saharan Africa: 2240 kcal/person/day Carbohydrates: 72%, Proteins: 10%, Fats: 19%
- Central Africa: 1820 kcal/person/day Carbohydrates: 75%, Proteins: 11%, Fats: 26%
Very poor countries have low protein intakes.
Protein remains remarkably low. Around 9-15%. On a 4000 calorie diet this sits right around Peat's recommendations.
Carbohydrates remain high for almost all countries, but people do prefer fat over carbs as calorie intake increases.
This is interesting Dave. Thanks