ORAC – A Superfoods Ranking

I recently discovered that there is a way in which science measures the antioxidant content of foods. It is called Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC). Antioxidants help in preventing diseases, such as cancer, and also help fight aging. Fruits, spices, and legumes rank highest on the list. Here is a chart that lists some popular foods and their ORAC score. Click here for a more detailed list.

Fruits ORAC Score
Acai 18,500
Prunes 5,770
Pomegranates 3,307
Raisins/Dark Grapes 2,830
Blueberries 2,400
Blackberries 2,036
Cranberries 1,750
Strawberries 1,540
Noni 1,506
Raspberries 1,220
Plums 949
Oranges 750
Red Grapes 739
Cherries 670
Kiwi Fruit 610
Grapefruit, pink 483
Grapes, White 460
Banana 210
Apple 207
Apricot 175
Peach 170
Pear 110
Watermelon 100
Honeydew Melon 97
Vegetables ORAC Score
Kale 1770
Spinach 1260
Brussels sprouts 980
Alfalfa sprouts 930
Broccoli flowers 890
Beets 840
Red bell pepper 710
Onion 450
Corn 400
Eggplant 390
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