How much is a serving of fruit?

They say you are supposed to have 5 servings of fruit a day. But how much is a serving?

Is a serving 1 apple?

How many strawberries is one serving???

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  • me
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago
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    Answer: The United States Department of Agriculture sets a serving size for fruit or vegetables to be equal to about one-half cup. Greens like spinach and lettuce have a serving size equal to one full cup. One serving of sliced fruit is equal to one-half cup; however a single piece of fruit, such as an apple or an orange counts as one serving. How did the USDA decide that one-half cup is a serving size? The decision was based on the portion sizes that people typically eat, ease of use and nutritional content of fruits and vegetables.

    One serving of strawberries - about 8 strawberries

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Half a cup.

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