What Does “5 Servings per Day” Mean?

What is a serving?

Public authorities of many industrialized countries have established public health campaigns focused on promoting fruit and vegetable consumption. “5 A Day” is the most frequently chosen message. But for consumers, it is difficult to know what “five” means: servings or units, and how many grams is that?

This monograph, published by the Louis Bonduelle Foundation, compiles existing data on quantities recommended by these messages.