Fruits and Vegetables Nutritional Information
Posted in Nutrition on March 5, 2012 by FloridaHealth.com staff. Last modified on December 02, 2018. Read disclaimer.
Fruits and vegetables are sources of many vitamins, minerals and other natural substances that may help protect you from chronic diseases. Some of these nutrients may also be found in other foods. Eating a balanced diet and making other lifestyle changes are key to maintaining your body's good health.
Good sources: These foods contain 10 to 19 percent of the Daily Value per reference amount.
Excellent sources: These foods contain 20 percent or more of the Daily Value per reference amount.
*The Institute of Medicine recommends that women of childbearing age who may become pregnant consume 400 micrograms of synthetic folic acid per day to supplement the folate they receive from a varied diet. Synthetic folic acid can be obtained from eating fortified foods or taking a supplement.
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