Your mother has always told you to eat your fruits and vegetables, and for a very good reason. Fruits and vegetables contain carbohydrates, vitamins A and C, and folic acid to keep eyes, skin and blood healthy. Fruits and vegetables are also thought to help us prevent many diseases. They add color to your plate and a good flavor to your meal. That is why we all need to eat "five a day": three servings of vegetables and two servings of fruits each day. So, take the challenge to eat your five every day!
The goal of the national 5 A Day program is to increase the per capita consumption of fruits and vegetables in the United States from the current 3.5 servings per day to 5 servings per day.
Vegetables and fruits have many health benefits...many are good sources of vitamin A, vitamin C, and fiber, and none have cholesterol. Most fruits and vegetables are naturally low in calories, fat and sodium.
All fruits and vegetables with the exception of avocados, coconut, olives, and nuts. The program logo may be used to promote recipes with avocados, coconut, olives, or nuts as ingredients if recipes meet the 5 A Day Recipe Criteria.
All fruits and vegetables processed by drying, freezing, or canning (except avocados, coconut, olives, and nuts), provided that no fat or sugar (sucrose, glucose, dextrose, fructose, maltose, lactose, sorbitol, mannitol, honey, corn syrup, corn syrup solids, or molasses) have been added. In addition, the sodium content cannot exceed the FDA disqualifying level for health claims which is 480 mg/FDA labeled serving size and FDA reference amount.
All juice products that are 100% juice or juice concentrate, without added fat or sugar, and meet the FDA disqualifying level for sodium, which is 480 mg/FDA labeled serving size (8 oz).