Which foods belong to the fruit group?

The fruit group includes plant fruits that are sweet and/or sour - fruits that are generally considered fruit by consumers. The vegetable group includes those plant fruits that are not sweet or sour and are often consumed with other vegetables or consumed on their own as a vegetable.

1. Foods belonging to the fruit and vegetable group

Any fruit or 100% juice is considered part of the fruit group. Fruit can be dried, canned, fresh, frozen, and can be left whole or chopped or pureed.
Some foods considered by botanists to be fruits are part of the vegetable group. For example, tomatoes, avocados, eggplants, cucumbers, green peppers, zucchini, and others are classified as fruits by botanists because they are the fleshy part of the plant that surrounds its seed. However, for nutritional and culinary purposes, these foods are considered vegetables rather than fruits. The nutritional classification of foods not only considers the botany, but also considers the nutrient content of the food, the way it is used in the meal, and the taste.

2. How much fruit do you need a day?

The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on your age, gender and physical activity level. The amount each person needs can vary from 1 to 2 measuring cups per day. People who are physically active may need more. The table below shows the reference amount of fruit by age.

3. List of some foods of the fruit and berries group

Strawberries: Strawberries, mulberries, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, raspberries,... Types of melons: Cantaloupe, melons, watermelons,... Pure fruit juices : Apple juice, grapefruit juice, mango juice, orange juice, pineapple juice,... Other fruits: Banana, apple, grape, kiwi, lemon, mango, orange, peach, papaya, plum pear, .. .
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Reference source: choosemyplate.gov

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