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Food Gallery - VEGETABLE GROUP

Any vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed. Vegetables are divided into five subgroups: Dark-Green Vegetables, Red and Orange Vegetables, Starchy Vegetables, Beans and Peas, and Other Vegetables.

Learn more about the Vegetable Group.

image of cooked black beans

½ cup of black beans (cooked) counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Beans and Peas subgroup*)

image of broccoli

½ cup of broccoli counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Dark-Green subgroup)

image of baby carrots

1 cup of baby carrots counts as 1 cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Red and Orange subgroup)

image of cauliflower

½ cup of cauliflower counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Other Vegetables subgroup)

image of cooked yellow corn

½ cup of corn counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Starchy subgroup)

image of green beans

½ cup of green beans (cooked) counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Other Vegetables subgroup)

image of kidney beans

½ cup of kidney beans (cooked) counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Beans and Peas subgroup*)

image of iceberg lettuce

1 cup of iceberg lettuce counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Other Vegetables subgroup)

image of romaine lettuce

1 cup of romaine lettuce counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Dark-Green subgroup)

image of mushrooms

½ cup of mushrooms counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Other Vegetables subgroup)

image of sliced onion

2 slices of onion (raw) count as ¼ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Other Vegetables subgroup)

image of cooked pinto beans

½ cup of pinto beans (cooked) counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Beans and Peas subgroup*)

image of baked potato

1 medium baked or boiled potato (2½-3" diameter) counts as 1 cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Starchy subgroup)

image of baby spinach

1 cup of baby spinach (raw) counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Dark-Green subgroup)

image of a sweet potato

1 large baked sweet potato (2¼" diameter) counts as 1 cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Red and Orange subgroup)

image of a cup of tomato juice

½ cup of 100% tomato juice (4 fluid ounces) counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Red and Orange subgroup)

image of tomato wedges

½ cup of tomatoes (raw) counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Red and Orange subgroup)

image of zucchini slices

½ cup of zucchini counts as ½ cup-equivalent in the Vegetable Group (Other Vegetables subgroup)

* Beans and peas are also part of the Protein Foods Group. For more information on beans and peas, see Beans and Peas Are Unique Foods.