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Did you know? The Fruit Group includes any fruit (fresh, frozen, canned, dried) and 100% fruit juice.
Did you know? Dark green vegetables include broccoli, greens (collards, mustard greens, turnip greens, kale), spinach, and raw leafy greens (romaine, watercress, dark green leafy lettuce, endive, escarole).
Did you know? Red and orange vegetables include tomatoes, bell peppers, carrots, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and winter squash (acorn, butternut, hubbard).
Did you know? Beans, peas, and lentils include dry and canned varieties (such as black, garbanzo, kidney, pinto, or soy beans, black-eyed peas or split peas, edamame, and red, brown and green lentils).
Did you know? The Grains Group includes any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeal, barley, or another cereal grain. Bread, pasta, breakfast cereals, grits, and tortillas are examples of grain products. Foods such as popcorn, rice, and oatmeal are also included in the Grains Group.
Did you know? Examples of whole grains include whole-wheat flour, bulgur (cracked wheat), oatmeal, whole cornmeal, whole-wheat breads, whole-wheat pastas, and brown rice.
Did you know? The Protein Foods Group includes seafood; meat, poultry, and eggs; beans, peas, and lentils; and nuts, seeds, and soy products.
Did you know? Seafood includes both fish and shellfish (shrimp, crab, lobster, crayfish, clams, scallops, oysters, and mussels).
Did you know? Other Protein Foods include nuts, seeds, soy products as well as beans, peas, lentils.
Did you know? The Dairy Group includes dairy milk and yogurt, cheese, lactose-free versions, and fortified soy milk (soy beverage) and soy yogurt. Foods not in the Dairy Group: foods made from milk that have little to no calcium, such as cream cheese, sour cream, cream, and butter.
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MyPlate.gov is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2020-2025