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Where can you find a calorie chart of fruits and vegetables?

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Nutritional charts, which include calories for a variety of fruits and vegetables, can be obtained from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration at FDA.gov. In addition to the amount of calories per serving, these charts include nutritional information regarding the amount of carbohydrates, protein, fiber, sugar, sodium, calcium and iron.

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The nutritional charts were created and made available by the FDA in order to help retail stores to promote and sell more fish, fruits and vegetables. The charts can be downloaded and printed by the general public, and are made available to retail stores to print and display in-store for their customers.

According to the charts, fruits contain a much higher number of calories per serving size than vegetables, making it possible to overeat fruits when on a diet. The lowest calorie fruit are raspberries at 30 calories, while the highest are dried figs at 477 calories. The lowest calorie vegetable is Romaine lettuce at 4 calories, while the highest is a potato at 161 calories. The FDA.gov charts include additional information on total fat, sodium, potassium, carbohydrates, sugars, proteins, and vitamins.

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