Dietary Guidelines Fruit Food Group

Fruits and Fruit Juices

Fruits contribute lots of beneficial nutrients. But you require a varied mixture to get the best range of nutrients. See this fruits and fruit juices list for the variety you need.

Introducing Fruits and Fruit Juices

Dietary Pattern guidelines give recommendations for daily fruit consumption. Because increasing fruit intake is a key target. Especially whole fruit instead of juices or fruit-flavored products. So I’m developing my `Foodary Wellbeing Food Plan`. Which uses food group tables like this to help me with my alkaline Mediterranean dietary pattern. But it can also help you improve your eating pattern.

I’ll start with some fruit facts. But if you’re in a hurry, you can scroll down to the table instructions. Or direct to the fruits and fruit juices list.

Fruits and Fruit Juices

From my review of the fruit food group nutrition, we know that fruits contain many nutrients that promote good health and wellbeing. In fact, studies have shown benefits of fruit in general against cancer, heart disease, and much more.

Furthermore, there are studies of individual fruits that show specific benefits for many diseases. In that review, I chose lemons and strawberries as examples. But I will continue to add reviews of more fruits, as time allows. So you can encourage me to review your favorite fruits from this list by following the feedback links below.

Fruits and Fruit Juices List

The headings in the Fruits and Fruit Juices List are clickable to change the sort order:

USDA Food Description

The default sort order shows foods in alphabetical sequence. Which helps you locate individual foods that concern you.


This is useful for linking to more nutrition information.

100g (cup eq.)

Most databases and food labels list nutrients for 100g. Yet, dietary guidelines for vegetables recommend consumption of cup equivalents. So this value tells you how many cups equal 100g.

Energy (kcal per 100 g)

Dietary guidelines show recommended eating patterns based on daily calorie intake. So, clicking this helps you find foods with higher or lower energy density.

PRAL (100g)

Clicking this helps you compare foods with higher or lower acid load by weight.

PRAL (cup eq.)

Clicking this helps you compare foods with higher or lower acid load by recommended consumption.

PRAL (100 calories)

Clicking this helps you compare foods with higher or lower acid load by energy.

Search for `understanding food group nutrients` for more details.

Please note that foods listed here include “multi-group” foods that combine nutrients from more than one food group. E.g., muesli also includes grains and oils. So you must be aware that the value in column 3 shows `100g (cup eq.)` for the fruit element only. But other values are for the complete muesli.

This means that you use column 3 to see how individual foods can contribute to your total fruits targets. Then use other columns to improve the quality of your fruit and fruit juice consumption. However, some people also use these food group lists to assess daily and weekly energy intake and acid load. In which case, you only add “multi-group” foods once. Search for `managing multi-group food nutrients` for more details.

Dietary Guidelines Fruit Food Group

Your Fruits and Fruit Juices

You’ve learned about fruits and fruit juices. So now think about which you like. Then use the list to see how to improve the quality of your fruit consumption.

Are you still concerned about the impact of fruits and fruit juices on your health and wellbeing? If so, you should consult your doctor or suitably qualified nutrition professional. But if you need help to prepare for that consultation, please see the feedback links below.

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