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Food equivalence

What is food equivalence?
Food equivalence means replacing one foodstuff with another, which can belong to the same food group or to a different food group, provided both foodstuffs have similar nutritional properties.

100 g porridge oats           
 170 g peas

 

10 g fibre                  
 10 g fibre
 

What is food equivalence used for?
If we choose not to eat certain foodstuffs or we must not eat them, for example meat on principle, pork for religious reasons or peanuts due to a food allergy, replacing one foodstuff with an equivalent means we can still eat a fulfilling, balanced diet.

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