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What Counts as a Cup of Vegetables and Fruits?

For most fresh or cooked vegetables and fruits, 1 cup is just what you would put in a household measuring cup.

There are two main exceptions to that rule: For lettuce and other raw leafy greens, you need to eat 2 cups to get the equivalent of 1 cup of vegetables. For dried fruit, you only need to eat ½ cup to get the equivalent of 1 cup of fruit.

Remember, potatoes are not counted as a vegetable, since they are mostly starch and should be used sparingly.