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The Vegetable Group

Foods in this group include vegetables that contain few calories, carbohydrates, and protein. These non-starchy vegetables may be fresh, frozen, or canned vegetables. Vegetable juices are also found in this group.

Non-starchy vegetables are a real nutrition bargain. They are rich in vitamins and minerals. Vegetables are also low in calories and fat, and they are a good source of fiber. Since vegetables are lower in carbohydrates than fruit, they can often be eaten in much larger servings and more often than fruit.


One Serving from the Vegetable Group

One serving from the vegetable group contains about 25 calories, 2 grams of carbohydrate, and 5 grams of protein.

Examples of one serving from this group would include:

Tips for Choosing Foods from the Vegetable Group

This site was last updated June, 2014.
This is a source of information only, and is not medical advice.