It will depend on what form you are eating. In general, a small to medium piece of fruit is a serving. A serving of cut-up fruit and vegetables is ½ cup; a serving of dried fruit is ¼ cup, and a serving of lettuce greens is 1 cup. Recommendations for fruits and vegetables are given either as number of servings needed per day, or number of cups needed per day. See our section on “How many cups do you need?” to find out your recommended intake.
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