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What are recommended serving sizes of fruits?

Manuel Villacorta
Nutrition & Dietetics
Fruits are a good source of carbohydrates and also contain many vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and antioxidants. As a general rule, the serving size of fruit is:
  • 1/2 cup cut fruit
  • 3/4 to 1 cup of berries
  • 1 medium-size piece of fruit
  • 2 tablespoons of dried fruit
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All forms of fruit can count as a serving of fruit on the MyPlate model. A serving counts as 1 cup of raw or cooked or 100% fruit juice or 1/2 cup dried fruit. One cup equivalents of fresh fruit are: 1 small apple, 1 large banana, a small wedge of melon, 1 large peach or a medium pear. Recommendations based on a 2000 calorie diet are to eat 2 cups of fruit/day. An example would be to have a large banana with your whole grain cereal at breakfast and a small sliced apple with your lunch.

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