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The Fruit Group

Foods in this group include fresh, frozen, canned and dried fruit as well as fruit juices. All fruits are grouped together because all of their calories come from carbohydrates. Fruits contain very little protein and no fat.

Although foods with carbohydrates raise blood glucose, people with diabetes do not need to avoid fruits or fruit juice. In fact, it is important that everyone eat at least 2 servings of fruit every day. However, as with other foods, fruits need to be part of the meal plan.

fruits in a bowl

One Serving from the Fruit Group

One serving from the Fruit Group contains about 60 calories and 15 grams of carbohydrate.

Examples of one serving from this group would include:

Tips for Choosing Foods from the Fruit Group


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