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Foods Rich in Antioxidants - ORAC Values

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Introduction

Antioxidants

Antioxidants are natural compounds that are able to reduce the toxic effects of free radicals, ie to neutralize unstable oxygen molecules, helping the body to not destroy cells.

Oxygen radical absorbance capacity (ORAC) is a method of measuring antioxidant capacities in biological samples in vitro.

Foods Rich in Antioxidants - ORAC Values
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Antioxidants vs. free radicals

Antioxidants

Free radicals are highly unstable chemical substances that lack one electron. In their attempt to get their full complement of electrons, these free radicals react with other molecules around them (like those found in cell membranes) and in the process cause these otherwise healthy molecules to lose an electron, causing them as well to become unstable. This could result in massive degeneration of cells.

A special part of the protection of free radicals and oxidation residues is ensured by the synergic action of nutrients and enzymes. These substances are called antioxidants.

ORAC Values

Antioxidants

micromoles troloxequivalents (TE)
per 100 gram sample

Food

314,446
267.536
200.129
80.933
76.800
74.349
71.000
67.553
32.004
29.257
27.618
27.426
24.700
7.983
7.960
6.552
6.259
5.347
4.882
4.454
3.432
3.365
3.082
2.941
2.830
1.819
1.118
1.115

powder of cloves
powder of cinnamon
powder of dried oregano
unsweetened cocoa powder dry
cumin seeds
dried parsley
red sorghum bran
dried basil
fresh salvia
yellow mustard seeds
black pepper grains
fresh thyme
pollen grains
raw pistachios
raw blueberries
raw cranberries
raw plums
blackberries
raspberry
almonds
peanut butter
cherries
apples
pears
black grapes
oranges
white grapes
apricots

 

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