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Serving Sizes for Dried Fruits and Vegetables

By
Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS,

Ask the Diva: What's a Serving of Dried Fruits or Vegetables?

Q. How do you measure serving sizes for dried fruits and vegetables? For example, if one serving of fresh tomatoes is 1/2 cup, how many sundried tomatoes is equal to one serving?

A. As a (very) general rule, the serving size for dried fruits and vegetables is one-half that of whole. So, ¼ cup of sun-dried tomatoes or dried apricots would be equivalent to a half-cup serving of fresh tomatoes or apricots.

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About the Author

Monica Reinagel, MS, LD/N, CNS

Monica Reinagel is a board-certified licensed nutritionist, author, and the creator of one of iTunes' most highly ranked health and fitness podcasts. Her advice is regularly featured on the TODAY show, Dr. Oz, NPR, and in the nation's leading newspapers, magazines, and websites. Do you have a nutrition question? Call the Nutrition Diva listener line at 443-961-6206. Your question could be featured on the show. 

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