Fruits and vegetables share many of the same nutrients. Let's talk about how much to eat from this food group.
The amount of fruit you need to eat depends on your age, sex, and level of physical activity. In general, try for about 2 cups of fruit each day. To find out how much kids should eat, visit MyPyramid for Kids.
A cup of 100% fruit juice can be counted as a cup of fruit — but remember, fruit juice has no fiber. Dried fruit counts, too — a half-cup of dried fruit counts as a cup of fruit.
Learn more about how to buy and store foods from this food group.