Let’s see if I can explain this clearly.
You know when you read a recipe, or more specifically, a list of ingredients, and you come across one that reads something like,
“1 cup cherry tomatoes, diced”
“1 cup of diced cherry tomatoes”
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE?
Let me show you.
This is very important because they both mean very different things even though they sounds similar!
Another example of this could be…
“1/2 cup of walnuts, chopped” (measure whole walnuts first, then chop)
“1/2 cup chopped walnuts” (chop walnuts, then measure)
Have I confused you more?