What are the serving sizes of fruits used in the USDA MYPlate model?

Toby Smithson
Nutrition & Dietetics

According to the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, a serving of fruit is equal to 1 cup of raw, cooked fruit; 1 cup of 100% fruit juice; or ½ cup dried fruit. The new MyPlate guide categorizes fruits into one cup servings. A small apple; a large banana; 32 grapes; a medium pear; 1 small wedge of watermelon; 8 large strawberries; ½ cup of dried fruit; or 3 plums all count as a one cup serving.

According to the USDA, a serving from the fruit group is considered:

  • 1 cup of fruit
  • 1 cup of 100% fruit juice, or
  • ½ cup of dried fruit

Most adults should consume about 2 cups of fruit daily.


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