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PO Box 94987
Lincoln, NE 68509-9487

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Vegetables - what's in a serving?

Vegetable

Serving Size and Yield

Carrot sticks

1 stick is 4 inches long and 1/2 inch wide
12 sticks = 1/2 cup
6 sticks = 1/4 cup
3 sticks = 1/8 cup
Baby carrots: 1/4 c = 8.5 baby carrots

Cauliflower

1 medium head = about 6 cups florets

Celery sticks

1 stick is 3 inches long and 3/4 inches wide
8 sticks = 1/2 cup
4 sticks = 1/4 cup
2 sticks = 1/8 cup

Cucumber slices

Each slice is 1/8 ich thick
8 slices = 1/2 cup
4 slices = 1/4 cup
2 slices = 1/8 cup

Lettuce head (iceberg)

Each piece is 4 1/4" x 4 1/4"
2 pieces = 1/2 cup
1 piece = 1/4 cup
1/2 piece = 1/8 cup

Leaf lettuce

1 large leaf = 1/4 cup
2 medium leaves = 1/4 cup
3 small leaves = 1/4 cup

Radishes

8 small radishes = 1/2 cup
4 small radishes = 1/4 cup
2 small radishes = 1/8 cup

Tomato wedges

Each tomato is 3 inches in diameter
1/2 tomato = 1/2 cup
1/4 tomato = 1/4 cup
1/8 tomato = 1/8 cup

Tomato slices

Each slice is 1/4 inch thick
4 slices = 1/2 cup
2 slices = 1/4 cup
1 slice = 1/8 cup

Cherry tomatoes

8 tomatoes = 1/2 cup
4 tomatoes = 1/4 cup
2 tomatoes = 1/8 cup


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