Korean food exchange lists
Food Exchange List and 1 Unit of Exchange
The Korean “Food Exchange System” is a table made up of six different food groups. Food groups were divided based on similar nutritional compositions of each food.

The six food groups include: grains, fish, vegetables, fat and lipid, dairy, and fruits.

To be able to exchange the nutritional value of a certain amount of food within the same group, a standard unit of measure was implemented. Replacing one food with another is measured in units known as “1 unit of exchange”.

Korean food exchange lists
[3rd edition, 2010]

The amount of Nutrients in 1 exchange from each food group
Energy
(kcal)
Carbohydrate
(g)
Protein
(g)
Fat
(g)
Grains 100 23 2 -
Meat Low fat 50 - 8 2
Medium fat 75 - 8 5
High fat 100 - 8 8
Vegetables 20 3 2 -
Fats and oils 45 - - 5
Milk Whole milk 125 10 6 7
Low fat milk 80 10 6 2
Fruits 50 12 - -