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Vegetable Exchange

Vegetable Exchange

The vegetable exchange list is one of the six food exchange lists.

Each item on the vegetable exchange List contains approximately:

5 grams carbohydrate
2 grams protein
0 grams fat
25 calories

Each item, in the amount shown equals one Vegetable Exchange:

Artichoke1/4 cup
Asparagus1/4 cup
Bean sprouts1/4 cup
Beets1/4 cup
Broccoli1/4 cup
Brussels sprout1/4 cup
Cabbage1/4 cup
Carrot1/4 cup
Cauliflower1/4 cup
Eggplant1/4 cup
Bell pepper1/4 cup
Beet greens1/4 cup
Collard greens1/4 cup
Dandelion greens1/4 cup
Kale1/4 cup
Mustard greens1/4 cup
Okra1/4 cup
Rhubarb1/4 cup
Rutabaga1/4 cup
Sauerkraut1/4 cup
Spinach1/4 cup
String bean1/4 cup
Summer squash1/4 cup
Swiss chard1/4 cup
Tomato1/4 cup
Turnip 1/4 cup
Vegetable juice cocktail1/4 cup
Zucchini1/4 cup

The following vegetables have little protein, calories, or nutrients, but do provide fiber. Each may be eaten liberally while not being counted as, one Vegetable Exchange:

Chicory greensCeleryChinese cabbage
Dill picklesRadishesWatercress

Alpers, D.H., R.E. Clouse & W.F. Stenson. 1983. Manual of Nutritional Therapeutics. Little, Brown, and Company, Boston. 457.

Committee of Dietetics of the Mayo Clinic. 1971. Mayo Clinic Diet Manual, 4th ed. W. B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia. 67.

Howe, P.S. 1981. Basic Nutrition in Health and Disease, 7th ed. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia.

Iowa Dietetics Association. 1984. Simplified Diet Manual: with Meal Patterns, 5th ed. Iowa State University Press; Ames, Iowa. 108.

Walser, M., A.L. Imbembo, et.al. 1984. Nutritional Management: The Johns Hopkins Handbook. W.B. Saunders Co., Philadelphia. 403.


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