What Foods Are in the Vegetable Group?

tomatoesAny vegetable or 100% vegetable juice counts as a member of the Vegetable Group. Vegetables may be raw or cooked; fresh, frozen, canned, or dried/dehydrated; and may be whole, cut-up, or mashed.

Based on their nutrient content, vegetables are organized into 5 subgroups: dark green vegetables, starchy vegetables, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas, and other vegetables.

Key Consumer Message

Make half your plate fruits and vegetables.

View Vegetable Group Food Gallery

Commonly eaten vegetables in each subgroup

* For more information on Beans and Peas, see Beans and Peas Are Unique Foods.

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