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Fruits and Vegetables

Can Buy | Fresh Fruits and Vegetables — Any brand, type, or combination, organic allowed.


Fresh Vegetables
  • Any variety of whole or cut fruits and vegetables
  • Bagged fruits and vegetables
  • Bagged or packaged salad mixtures
  • Garlic, onion, ginger, jalapeños, peppers, and chilies are allowed

Can Buy | Dried Fruits — Any brand, size, and type of container, organic allowed.


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  • Any variety of dried fruits without added fats, sugars, or oils, such as raisins, prunes, dried plums, figs, dates, or apricots
  • Freeze-dried is allowed
  • Pitted or with pits are allowed

Can Buy | Canned Fruits — Any brand, size, and type of container, organic allowed.

  • Any variety of canned fruits, packed in water or juice without added sugars
  • Natural or unsweetened applesauce is allowed
  • Combinations of canned fruits and canned vegetables are allowed

Can Buy | Canned Vegetables — Any brand, size, and type of container, organic allowed. Regular or low sodium.

  • Any variety of canned vegetables
  • Sweet potatoes or yams without added sugars or syrup are allowed
  • Combinations of canned vegetables and canned fruits are allowed
  • Tomatoes or tomato products are allowed, such as whole, strained, crushed, diced, paste, or purees

Can Buy | Frozen Fruits — Any brand, size, and type of container, organic allowed.


Frozen Fruits
  • Any variety of frozen fruits without added sugars
  • Combinations of frozen fruits and frozen vegetables are allowed

Can Buy | Frozen Vegetables — Any brand, size, and type of container, organic allowed. Regular or low sodium.


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  • Any variety of frozen vegetables
  • Sweet potatoes or yams without added sugars or syrup are allowed
  • Combinations of frozen vegetables and frozen fruits are allowed
  • Frozen beans of any kind are allowed, such as green beans, wax beans, black-eyed peas, black beans, or pinto beans

  • Any food or product from the salad bar or deli, party trays, fruit baskets, or decorative vegetables and fruits, such as chilies or garlic on a string or painted pumpkins
  • Nuts or fruit-nut mixtures
  • Edible blossoms, such as squash blossoms
  • Bagged salad or vegetable or fruit kits with added ingredients, such as dressing, croutons, cheese, dips, or sauces
  • Dried vegetables
  • Herbs and spices, such as parsley, basil, cilantro, or mint
  • Fruits and vegetables with added fats, oils, or sugars
  • Fruits and vegetables with artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie sweeteners

  • Dried fruits with added fats, oils, or sugars
  • Dried fruits with artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie sweeteners
  • Dried fruits in bulk (not pre-packaged)
  • Dried fruits with added artificial or natural flavors, including essences
  • Dried or freeze-dried vegetables
  • Fruit snacks or fruit bites
  • Trail mix

  • Canned fruits packed in syrup, such as heavy, light, or extra light
  • Fruit cocktail, mixed fruit with cherries, cranberry sauce, or pie filling
  • Canned fruits with added sugars, salt, fats, or oils
  • Canned fruits with artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie sweeteners
  • Canned fruits that do not list a fruit as the first ingredient
  • Home-canned or home-preserved fruits

  • Canned vegetables with added fats or oils
  • Canned vegetable mixtures with mature beans
  • Pickled, creamed, or sauced canned vegetables
  • Canned tomato products with added sugars, fats, oils, or sweeteners (artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie)
  • Home-canned or home-preserved vegetables
  • Soups, ketchup, relishes, olives, salsa, stewed tomatoes, or tomato sauces (tomato, pizza, spaghetti)
  • Canned mature beans, such as black-eyed peas, kidney beans, or pinto beans
  • Canned vegetables that do not list a vegetable as the first ingredient

  • Frozen fruits with added ingredients, oils, salt, or sugars
  • Frozen fruits with artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie sweeteners
  • Frozen fruits that do not list a fruit as the first ingredient

  • Breaded or flavored frozen vegetables
  • French fries, tater tots, hash browns, or mashed potatoes
  • Frozen vegetables that do not list a vegetable as the first ingredient
  • Frozen vegetables with sauce, such as cheese, butter, or teriyaki sauce
  • Frozen vegetables with added sugars, sweeteners (artificial, reduced-calorie, or no-calorie), oils, fats, pasta, rice, or any other ingredient

Enjoy Fruits and Vegetables Benefit increase through December 16, 2022!

California WIC has temporarily extended the increase to the Fruits and Vegetables Benefit through December 16, 2022.

More information on the new Fruits and Vegetables Benefit increase can be found here: Fruits and Vegetables Benefit




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