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Table 1 Fruit and vegetable subgroup classification in the GA2LEN Follow-up study

From: Is fruit and vegetable intake associated with asthma or chronic rhino-sinusitis in European adults? Results from the Global Allergy and Asthma Network of Excellence (GA2LEN) Survey

Food group Food items included
Vegetables
 Leafy vegetables Lettuce, spinach, chard, fenugreek, wild greens
 Fruit vegetables Capers, tomatoes, aubergine, courgette, sweet peppers, pumpkin, artichoke, okra, mushroom
 Cucurbitacea Cucumber, melon, watermelon, bitter melon
 Apiaceae Celery, carrot, herbs (coriander, parsley, chervil, dill), parsnip
 Other root vegetables Turnip or swede, radish, beetroot, ginger, taro
 Maiz/Corn Sweet corn
 Alliums Onion, garlic, leek
 Brassicaceae Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, coleslaw
 Potatoes Mashed potatoes, baked/roasted/casserole potatoes, chips/french fries, potatoes in salad, potato dumping/bread dumpling/gnocchi, potato tortilla
 Pickled vegetables Cucumber, radish, cabbage
 All vegetables Average intake of all above
Fruits
 Hard fruits Apple, pear
 Citrus fruits Lemon, orange, mandarin/tangerine, grape-fruit, kiwi
 Oily fruits Olives, avocado
 Fruit juice Freshly squeezed fruits
 Berries Blueberries, strawberries, raspberries (‘forest berries’)
 Nectarines Nectarine, apricot, peach
 Dried fruits Raisin, prune
 Tropical fruits Mango, pineapple (banana assessed individually)
 Canned fruits Any canned fruits
 Dark pigmented fruit Cherries, rhubarb, grape, fig, plum
 All fruits Average intake of all above