Easy guide to veggie portions

January 21, 2015 1:05 PM

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Easy guide to veggie portions

A 1-cup serving of mesclun greens contains just 10 calories, and the same size serving of shredded romaine lettuce contains 8 calories. Mesclun greens are a better source of vitamin C (providing 5 percent of your daily value) while romaine lettuce is a better source of vitamin A (providing 81 percent of your daily value).

A single serving of carrots is 1 cup or 12 baby carrots (about 50 calories), providing 408 percent of the daily value for vitamin A. Carrots also contain minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, copper and manganese that support healthy bones, teeth and muscle and promote en...

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