Fruits and vegetables are an integral part of our regular diet, not only because they are needed by our body but also because they taste good and all of us have our favorites in either of the categories. This graphical representation of the calorie content in fruits versus those in vegetables is a detailed study that would help us analyze the exact proportions to be taken in for good health.
Fruits are numerous in number and type and their calorie content also vary accordingly. While a raw apple along with the skin can serve up to 81 calories, apricots provide 51 calories and blackberries, peach, and tangerine serve for some 37 calories. Small calorie content, in the range of 30-60 calories, is served by many a fruits, such as raspberries, strawberries, plum, watermelon, kiwi, grapefruit, sweet cherries and blueberries, guava and grapes, honeydew, and navel orange.
There are some fruits that provide calories in the range of 67-100 calories, such as nectarine, peach, pineapple. Apart from these, there are a number of other fruits that provide more than 100 calories, such as raisins and dried prunes, dried figs, dried dates, banana, mango, and papaya.
Vegetables, however, provide much lesser calories on an average as compared to fruits. Vegetables such as romaine lettuce, spinach, celery, and cucumber provide as low as 4-7 calories, while radishes, summer squash, tomato, sweet pepper, mushrooms, green beans, eggplant, onions, cauliflower, green cabbage, broccoli, asparagus, alfalfa sprouts, beets, carrots, and Brussels sprouts provide calories more than 8 but lesser than 40 calories.
There are only a few vegetables that provide high calorie, such as peas and parsnips [62-63 calories], corn [89 calories], artichoke [150 calories], and potato providing for the maximum, that is, 161 calories.