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IV. THE FRUIT GROUP    

Use fresh fruits daily. Limit the use of unsweetened or canned fruits.
Look for high fiber
(†) fruits when creating your meal plan.

Each fruit exchange (serving) contains about 15 grams of carbohydrate and 60 Calories

Unless otherwise noted, the serving size for one fruit serving is:

1/2 cup of fresh fruit or fruit juice
1/4 cup dried fruit

Fruit One serving equals:
Apple, fresh with skin 1 small (2" diameter or 1/2 large)
Applesauce (unsweetened) 1/2 cup
Apricots, fresh 2 medium or 4 halves
Apricots , canned, unsweetened 4 halves

Banana, raw

1/2 small
Berries:  
             †Blackberries, boysenberries, blueberries,
               raspberries (raw)
3/4 cup
               strawberries, whole 1 1/4 cup
Cherries, large  raw 12 whole
           Unsweetened canned cherries 1/2 cup
Dates, fresh or dried 2 1/2
Figs raw, 2 " across 2
Fruit cocktail, unsweetened 1/2 cup
Grapefruit, fresh 1/2 medium
Grapes, fresh 15
Guava 1 small
Honeydew melon (medium) 1/8
Honeydew melon (cubes) 1 cup
Kiwi, fresh 1 small
Mandarin oranges 3/4 cup
Mango, fresh 1/2 small
Melons:
            Cantaloupe, honeydew; fresh

1 cup
            Casaba or watermelon, cubed 1 1/4/cup
Nectarines (small) 1
Oranges, fresh 1 small
†Papaya, fresh 1/2 cup or 1 medium
Peach, 2 3/4 " across 1
Peaches, canned, unsweetened 2 halves
Pear, fresh 1 small or 1/2 large
Pears (canned) (2 halves) 1/2 cup
Persimmon, fresh  1medium
† = High fiber
Fruit One serving equals:
Pineapple, fresh 3/4 cup
Pineapple, canned in its own juice 1/3 cup
Plum, 2 " across) 2
†Pomegranate 1/2
Tangerine 1 large or 2 small
Tangelo, fresh 1 medium
Watermelon (cubes) 1 1/4 cups
Prune juice 1/3 cup
Dried Fruit
†Apples 4 rings
†Apricots 7 halves
Dates (medium) 2 1/2
†Figs 1 1/2
Peah 2 halves
†Prunes 3 medium
†Raisins 2 Tbsp.

No fruit juices, unless otherwise directed by your physician or nurse
Fruit Juice

Apple juice/cider

1/2 cup

Cranberry juice cocktail

1/3 cup

Grapefruit juice

1/2 cup

Grape juice

1/3 cup

Orange juice

1/2 cup

Pineapple juice

1/2 cup
Prune juice 1/3 cup
† = High fiber

Created: 12/18/2002

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