Choose fresh fruits, fruit juices, and frozen, canned, or dried fruit. Go easy on fruits canned or frozen in heavy syrups and sweetened fruit juices.
One serving is 1 medium apple, banana, or orange, or 1/2 cup of chopped, cooked, or canned fruit, or 3/4 cup of fruit juice. Eat whole fruits often – they are higher in fiber than fruit juices.
Count only 100 percent fruit juice as fruit. Punches and most fruit "drinks" contain only a little juice and lots of added sugars.
Visit our natural and artificial sweeteners articles for more information on different sugars found in food.
This information was provided by the United State's Department of Agriculture.
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ChooseMyPlate.gov: MyPlate illustrates the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet using a familiar image – a place setting for a meal.