What is a portion – a simple definition
How much is one portion of fruit?
Well, I’ve asked myself how could this be defined, or better, what could be the right amount of a portion as described in most dedicated books. This definition, a rather simple one, is worth to be shared. Hence, before engaging into a whatsoever diet, you should probably know what’s the notion of a portion. And here it is, according to European Food Information Council.
On average, a portion of fruit is equivalent to an 80g serving. One portion of fruit is, for example:
- 1 medium apple, or 1 medium banana
- 2 small satsumas (cold hardy mandarin) or 3 dried apricots
- a glass of 100% fruit juice
How much is one portion of vegetables?
On average, a portion of vegetables is equivalent to 80g. One portion of vegetables is, for example:
- 3 heaped tablespoonfuls of cooked carrots or peas or sweetcorn
- 1 cereal bowl of mixed salad
- 80g of beans and other pulse vegetables, such as kidney beans, lentils and chick peas
Want to know more about, pls. refer to European Food Information Council.
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