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Kitchen Tips: Fruit Buying Guide

Guide to Buying Fruit: Measurement Equivalents

Fruit

Weighs

Approximate Equivalent

Apples

1 pound (3 medium apples)
1 apple

2 3/4 cups
1 cup

Apricots, dried

1 pound

3 cups ( 4 1/2 cups cooked)

Apricots, fresh

1 pound (5 to 8 medium)

2 1/4 cups, sliced

Bananas

1 pound (3 to 4 medium)

2 cups sliced, 1 1/3 cup mashed

Berries (except raspberries)

1 pound

2 cups

Dates, dried & pitted

1 pound

2 1/2 cups

Grapes, seedless

1 pound

2 1/2 cups

Lemon juice

6 medium lemons

1 cup juice

Lemon zest, grated

1 lemon

2 teaspoons

Lime juice

8 medium limes

1 cup juice

Orange juice

3 medium oranges

1 cup juice

Orange zest, grated

1 orange

1 tablespoon

Peaches

1 pound

2 cups, sliced

Pears

1 pound

2 cups, sliced

Pineapple

1 medium (2 pounds)

3 cups, cubed

Dried plums (prunes)

1 pound

2 1/4 cups (4 cups cooked)

Raisins

1 pound

2 3/4 cups (6 oz. equals 1 cup)

Rhubarb, diced

1 pound

3 1/2 cups, diced (2 cups cooked)

Strawberries

1 pound

1 3/4 cups, sliced