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The International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables, your dietary essentials.

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Fruits and vegetables definition for the purpose of the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables

The IYFV 2021 is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security and health and as well in achieving UN Sustainable Development Goals.


Fruits and vegetables are considered edible parts of plants (e.g. seed bearing structures, flowers, buds, leaves, stems, shoots and roots), either cultivated or harvested wild, in their raw state or in a minimally processed form.

Minimally processed fruits and vegetables are fruits and vegetables that have undergone procedures such as washing, sorting, trimming, peeling, slicing or chopping, that do not affect their fresh-like quality.

Minimally processed food retains most of its inherent physical, chemical, sensory and nutritional properties and many minimally processed foods are as nutritious as the food in its unprocessed form. Examples include sliced fruit, bagged fruit, vegetable salads, frozen and dried fruits and vegetables.

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