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What are some examples of a serving of grains and other starches?

Some sample servings (portions) of grains and other starches are:
  • 1 slice of 100% whole grain bread
  • ½ cup cooked brown rice, bulgur, barley, or millet
  • ½ cup whole grain cereal or cooked oatmeal
  • ½ cup cooked whole wheat pasta or whole wheat couscous
  • 6 whole grain crackers
  • 3 cups air-popped popcorn
  • ½ cup corn
Manuel Villacorta
Nutrition & Dietetics
As a general rule, the serving size for one grains and starches (G&S) portion is one-half cup of cooked pasta, rice, starchy vegetable, or any other grain. A single serving for cold cereals is three-quarters of a cup, and for breads it is about one ounce or usually one slice.
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