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What’s a Serving of Fruit?

July 30, 2017

1 SERVING = 1/2 CUP = ???
 

Under the “5 Servings of Fruits & Vegetables a Day” a serving was generally 1/2 cup. 

 

Currently the USDA’s recommendation on the amount of fruit needed depends on age, gender and of course amount of physical exercise.  Check out www.choosemyplate.gov/fruit to find the recommended amount of fruit for you.

 

But I’m still a 5-a-day type person, so what is a serving of fruit? I know a serving is 1/2 cup but since I don’t carry a measuring cup around with me, I want to know what a serving is in general terms.  I’ve found one serving to be (unless otherwise noted)…

 

Apple — 1 large (3.25″ diameter) apple counts as 4 servings

1 small (2.5″ diameter) apple counts as 2 servings
 

Applesauce — 1 snack container of applesauce 
 

 

Banana — 1 small (less than 6″ long) banana is 1 serving

1 large banana (8″ to 9″) is 2 servings 

 

Cantaloupe — 1 medium wedge of cantaloupe

 

Clementine — 3 Clementines count as 2 servings

 

Dried fruit — 1/4 c 

 

Grapes — 16 seedless grapes

 

Grapefruit — 1/2 grapefruit

 

Juice, 100% juice  — 1/2 cup 

 

Kiwi — 1 large kiwi

 

Mango — 1 large mango is approximately 3 servings

 

Nectarine — 1 fruit (2-1/2″ diameter) counts as 2 servings

 

Orange — 1 small orange (2-3/8″ diameter)

 

Peach — 1 small peach (2″ diameter)

 

Pineapple — 1 slice (3-1/2″ dia x 3/4″ thick) // 1/2 cup diced

 

Plum — 1 large plum

 

Raisins — 1 small box 

 

Rambutan — 7 rambutan

 

Strawberries — 4 large strawberries 

 

Tangerine — 1 medium tangerine

 

Watermelon — 6 melon balls is 1 serving // 1 small wedge is 2 servings

 

Help me add to the list, leave a reply below and let me know what your favorite fruit is and what’s a serving size.

 

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