1 to 2 servings per meal
One serving of fruit = 1 cup fresh, ½ cup canned, or ¼ cup dried
This groups includes all fruits. Fresh, frozen, dried, or canned fruits are all included as long as no sugar has been added. Fruits contain a naturally occurring naturally sugar, called fructose, this is what makes it taste sweet. Fructose is an energy source for the body.
Fruits are great source of energy, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. Fruits are low in fat, sodium, calories and have no cholesterol. Fruits add color to meals and snacks. Choose a variety of different colored fruits since they each offer slightly different nutrient profiles.