Many people in

have such a misunderstanding that foods with similar names belong to the same category and can be substituted for each other. However, this is not the case. The following foods should be paid special attention to.


carrots do not belong to the genus Raphanus. White radish, green radish and water radish belong to the large family of radish, belonging to Cruciferae. They have certain digestive and appetite enhancing effects. Cruciferous vegetables also contain glucosinolates with anticancer effect. Although carrot “body shape” is similar to radish, it is actually umbrella family. Besides being rich in vitamins and minerals, carrots are also rich in beta carotene because of their orange appearance. This nutrient can be converted into vitamin A in the human body, which can help relieve eyesight fatigue, moisturize the skin and enhance immunity.

soybean is not food. With the word “beans” is not all grains, soybeans, green beans, black beans belong to beans. Different from adzuki bean, mung bean and kidney bean, soybean starch content is less, but protein and fat content is much higher than starch dry beans. Soybeans are rich in protein, so they can be used to replace meat, also known as “meat from the ground.”. In particular, all kinds of soybean products made from soybean, such as water tofu, dried tofu, and bean curd skin, are good food to provide protein, but they can not replace grain.

Japanese tofu is not tofu. Whether you go to restaurants or supermarkets, the fresh and tender taste of Japanese tofu makes many people love it. In fact, Japanese tofu is mainly made of eggs, which does not touch the traditional North and South tofu, and can not obtain the nutritional components of tofu. South tofu and Northern tofu are rich in high-quality protein and calcium, which are very few in Japanese tofu. Although Japanese tofu is very tender in taste, its moisture content is too high, so its nutritional components of course become very “thin”.

tomato sauce is not ketchup. Pure tomato paste is a kind of sauce like substance after breaking tomato pulp. Only tomato is a kind of raw material, which is rich in lycopene, dietary fiber and minerals. In the fast food restaurant, the taste is sweet and sour, dip in French fries to eat tomato sauce, which has a lot of ingredients, in addition to tomatoes, but also add salt, sugar, flavor enhancer, thickener, spices, etc., nutrition is a lot worse than tomato paste. ▲

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