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Guide To Common Portion And Serving Size From The Fruit Group

Maggie LaBarbera • RN, MBA • Jun 13, 2012

Servings from the fruit group are counted by cups.

For whole fruit, the servings are shown in general size.  For example, 1 medium apple counts as 1 cup serving from the fruit group.   Depending on the size of the fruit, 1 serving could be  ½ a piece of fruit or a whole fruit. 



In general, here are the servings of fruit foods that count as 1 cup:

  • 1 medium size piece of fruit  fruit group serving size
  • 1/2 cup of dried fruit
  • 8 ounces of 100% fruit juice

What Counts As A Serving In The Fruit Group

Here are fruit that equal 1 cup serving from the fruit group.

My Plate recommends that you teach children to fill half their plate with fruits an vegetables for a healthier meal.

1 Cup Serving From The Fruit Group
1 Small Apple
1/2 Large Apple
1 Cup Of Any Raw, Cut Up Or Cooked Fruit
1 Cup Applesauce
1 Large Banana
32 Grapes
1 Cup Grapes
1 Medium Grapefruit
1 Cup Mixed Fruit
1 Large Orange
 1 Large Peach
2 Halves Canned Peaches
1 Medium Pear
3 Medium Plums
2 Large Plums
8 Large Berries
1 Small Wedge Of Watermelon
1/2 Cup Dried Fruit
1/2 Cup Raisin
1 Cup 100% Fruit Juice










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Written by Maggie LaBarberaWritten on Jun 13, 2012Last updated on Oct 15, 2013




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