There are three main subgroups of vegetables based on their nutrition: Dark Greens, Orange Vegetable, and others (generally light colored, such as cucumbers, cabbage, ). For some strict diets and for the best of your health, you should try to have at least one serving of Dark Green per day.
How to count servings? (examples)
- 1 cup of raw leafy vegetables or salad.
- 1/2cup of other vegetables, cooked or chopped raw
- 3/4 cup of vegetable juice.
- 1/2 cup of fresh, frozen or canned vegetables.
Note that canned vegetables, though processed, provide the same nutritional value as fresh vegetables that are then cooked because they require minimal cooking time. Other vegetable groups, namely Starchy Vegetables and Dry Beans contain very different nutritional content. Starchy Vegetables such as corn and potatoes are high in carbohydrates so they provide nutrion that are similar to Grains. Dry Beans like tofu and green peas are high in protein, so their nutritional content is similar to meats. For these reasons, Foobi gives you the option to add these vegetable groups and group them with your choice of color.
dark green leafy lettuce
green or red peppers
iceberg (head) lettuce