WIC Approved Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

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Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

You can choose:

  • Any brand or type
  • Cut or whole
  • Fresh fruits and vegetables in bags, clam shells, cups, plastic bowls, or tubs
  • Fresh fruits or vegetables in foam trays wrapped in plastic
  • Non-organic or organic

Don't buy:

  • With added:
    • Dips or dressings
    • fats, oils, or sauces
    • Flavors, herbs, nuts, or spices
  • Dried fruits or vegetables
  • Edible blossoms of flowers
  • Fruit baskets
  • Party trays or platters with or without dips
  • Salad bar items
  • Sugar cane
  • Herbs, or spices such as: Aloe vera, anise, banana leaves, basil, bay leaves, caraway, chervil, chives, cilantro, corn husk, dill, fenugreek, lemongrass, lime leaves, marjoram, mint, oregano, parsley, rosemary, sage, savory, tarragon, thyme, vanilla beans, or wheatgrass
  • Ornamental or decorative items such as: Dried chili peppers, garlic on a string, gourds, carved or painted pumpkins.

Frozen Fruits and Vegetables

You can choose:

  • Any size bag, box, or steamer pouch
  • Any brand
  • Non-organic or organic
  • Frozen beans are OK (such as black-eyed peas, edamame, garbanzo, and lima beans)

Don't buy:

  • With added:
    • Fats or oils
    • salts, seasonings, or spices
    • sugars
    • sauces
    • meats
    • nuts
    • grains – pasta, rice, noodles
  • Battered or breaded
  • Creamed
  • French fries
  • Hash browns
  • Mashed potatoes, Potatoes
  • O'Brien, Tater Tots®

Shopping Tip

You can buy a combination of fresh and frozen fruits and vegetables. Remember, if you buy foods that are more than your fruit and vegetable WIC benefit amount, you can pay the extra amount or choose not to buy it.

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