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This comes above the base of the pyramid and more foods from this should be eaten from this Food Group than from Groups which are above this in the Indian Food Pyramid, such as Fruits and Fats/Oils.

Each serving in this group contains 5 gms of carbohydrates, 2 gms. of proteins and gives approximately 28 calories

For vegetables, one cup of raw leafy greens, three/quarters cup vegetable juice, or half a cup of chopped/cooked vegetables constitutes a serving.

Examples of one serving of food from this group are:

OR   OR   OR  
½ cup tomatoes juice ½ cup cooked green beans 1 cup tossed salad or
1 cup raw spinach
 ½ cup cooked carrots

One serving can be from the following foods:
Bottle gourd ( lauki)
Ridge gourd ( turiya)
Gourd ash ( petha)
Ash gourd ( petha)
Kakadi ( cucumber)
Carrot ( gajar)
Onion ( pyaaz)
Broad beans ( papadi)
Amaranth ( chola)
Methi ( fenugreek)
Beetroot (chukander)
Cluster beans ( gawar)
Bitter gourd ( karela)
Pumpkin ( kaddu)
Brinjal ( baingan)
Drumsticks ( saijan ki phalli)
Bhindi ( ladies fingers)
Cauliflower ( phool gobi)
Cabbage ( patta gobi)
Khol Khol ( ganth gobi)
Turnips ( shalgam)
Radish (muli)
Capsicum ( shimla mirch)
French beans ( fansi)
Peas ( mutter)
Bananas raw,
Parval (long)
Parva, ( ordinary)

Note:   For more foods in this list click here