Get your 5-a-day: what’s in a portion?

By easyFood

22 May 2018

It can sometimes seem impossible to get our five-a-day, but the good news is the portions are more manageable than you’d think! One portion is around 80g, or one of the below:

2 kiwis
2 mandarins
2 plums
2 figs
7 strawberries
1 apple
1 banana
1 orange
1 pear
Half a grapefruit
1 large slice of pineapple
1 handful of berries
1 handful of cherries
1 handful of grapes
1 heaped dessert spoon of raisins
3 tablespoon of cooked fruit
1 medium sweet potato
2 large broccoli florets
5 asparagus spears
1 medium onion
½ an avocado
½ a pepper
4 heaped tablespoons of kale, spinach or green beans
3 heaped tablespoons of cooked carrots, peas or sweetcorn
1 x 5cm piece of cucumber
1 medium tomato or 7 cherry tomatoes
3 heaped tablespoons of red kidney beans
1 bowl of homemade vegetable soup

Sorry, spuds: Although they are a very healthy food with plenty of nutrients and zero fat and cholesterol, potatoes don’t count towards your five-a-day as they are classed as a starchy food.