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Serving Sizes and Yields for Vegetables

Serving Sizes and Yields for Vegetables

This chart features some commonly used vegetables.

Vegetable Size and Count Serving Size and Yield
Carrot Sticks Specify U.S. #1 carrots with 1-1/8 in. medium diameter – about 7½ in. length, 6 per pound, various bag sizes available (1, 2, 5, 10, 25, and 50 pound bags.) 1 stick is 4 in. long and ½ in. wide.

3 sticks = ¼ cup

Cauliflower Specify in cartons of 18-24 pounds, or wire-bound crates of 45-50 pounds. 1 medium head = about 6 cups florets
Celery Sticks Specify 2, 2½, or 3 dozen per crate. Crates weigh 60-70 pounds net. 1 stick is 4 in. long and ½ in. wide.

3 sticks = ¼ cup

Cucumber Sticks Specify 2 in. minimum diameter. This information will be stamped on the basket. Cucumbers will vary from 2 in. to 2½ in. in diameter and are about 7½ in. long. 1 stick is 3 in. long and ¾ in. wide.

3 sticks (pared or unpared) = ¼ cup

Lettuce, Head (Iceberg) Specify 2 dozen heads, weight of 40-48 pounds. ¼ cup raw, shredded vegetable OR

¼ cup raw vegetable pieces

Lettuce, Leaf Specify 2 dozen heads, weight 18 pounds. ¼ cup raw vegetable pieces
Olives, Ripe Large 8 olives = ¼ cup
Pickles, Dill Specify large size, 4 to 4¾ in. long, 22 to 39 count per gallon. 1/3 pickle = ¼ cup
Pickles, Sweet Specify small size, 2¾ to 3½ in. long, 52 to 99 count per gallon. 1 pickle = ¼ cup
Radishes Specify U.S. #1, ½ in. diameter minimum, without tops, small size, 45 radishes per pound. 7 small radishes = ¼ cup
Tomato Specify large or extra large, 30 pound net per container. Tomato is 2 ½  in. x 2 ¾ in. diameter; sliced 1/8 inch. 4 slices, 1/8 in. thick = ¼ cup
Slices Specify small or medium tomatoes, 2 1/8 in. to 2 ¼ in. diameter. 5 slices, 1/8 in. thick = ¼ cup
Cherry Specify standard size, (California or Arizona) or size 125 (Texas). 3 tomatoes = about ¼  cup