What Foods Are in the Fruit Group?
Any fruit or 100% fruit juice counts as part of the Fruit Group. Fruits may be fresh, canned, frozen, or dried, and may be whole, cut-up, or pureed.
How Much Fruit Is Needed Daily?
The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on age, sex, and level of physical activity. Recommended daily amounts are shown in this chart.
What Counts as a Cup of Fruit?
In general, 1 cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or ½ cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the Fruit Group. The following specific amounts count as 1 cup of fruit (in some cases equivalents for ½ cup are also shown) towards your daily recommended intake.
Key Consumer Message
Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.