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orielwen said on 20 June 2012

I believe the reasoning is that the pureeing breaks down the fibre in the fruit so it's less use to you. I also suspect it's a ruse to ensure that you get at least some of your portions from vegetables, rather than all from fruit which would limit your intake of some vitamins as well as increasing your sugar intake. By the way, this article doesn't explicitly say this, but the official definition of a 'portion' is 80g (or 150ml of juice). I wish it did say that, because it's a lot clearer than going through the list and trying to figure out if your fruit is 'small' or 'medium'. It would be easy to mistake the only stated weight (30g for dried fruit) for the weight for any portion, and thus underestimate the amount of fruit and vegetables you should be eating.