What’s the Serving Size of Freeze-Dried Fruits and Vegetables?

The serving size of freeze-dried fruits and vegetables is recommended that most adults get 1.5-2 cups of fruit every day and 2-3 cups of vegetables. 

This is also sometimes listed as 3-4 servings of fruit and 4-6 servings of vegetables b/c 1/2 cup is often listed as one serving.

Freeze-Dried Fruits and Vegetables’ Serving Sizes

So, what does that mean for dehydrated and freeze-dried produce?  The United States Department of Agriculture says this:

In general, 1 cup of fruit or 100% fruit juice, or ½ cup of dried fruit can be considered as 1 cup from the fruit group.

That is why THRIVE Life lists its serving size for most fruits and vegetables as 1/4 cup.  1/4 cup freeze-dried = 1/2 cup fresh = 1 serving.

If you were to meet the daily recommended amounts using a serving size of freeze-dried produce alone you should have:

  • 3/4 – 1 cup of freeze-dried fruit (or 3-4 servings) and
  • 1 – 1.5 cups of freeze-dried vegetables (or 4-6 servings)

A #10 can have approximately 12 cups or 48 servings depending on the product. 

One can of freeze-dried fruit provides one person with about 14 days worth of servings.  Two weeks of fruit on your shelf with a 25-year shelf life and just as healthy as fresh fruit.

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Where to Purchase Freeze-Dried Products

I highly recommend ordering freeze-dried products from Thrive Life. They have so many options, are affordable, and the flavors will surprise you.

Becky is a wildlife enthusiast and pet and livestock care expert with a diploma in canine nutrition. With over a decade of experience in animal welfare, Becky lends her expertise to Simple Family Preparedness through insightful info about pets, livestock, bee keeping, and the practicalities of homesteading.

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