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ORAC Value: Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity

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ORAC Value Chart

The ORAC Value of food is the measurement of Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity. The higher the score, the more capable that particular food is of destroying free radicals, thus retarding the aging process and other diseases.
The value is a laboratory measurement, and it’s still being determined, as yet, the relevance this has on a diet.

Fresh Aronia berries, powder and jam on white background
Fresh Aronia berries, powder and jam on white background

Some foods contain this value, including fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, nuts, and other foods. In addition, brightly colored foods are good indicators of Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity. Nearly all of this value is found in the skin of these foods.

This rating of food is synonymous with the antioxidant value.

ORAC Chart

The Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity Value chart shows that all antioxidant capacity measures are estimated by Ferric Reducing Power and are expressed as micromole Trolox equivalent (TE) per 100 grams or 3.53 ounces, accurate to ±5%. Below are links to more information about these unique antioxidant fruits and how they can help us live longer and reduce our aging process:

Red Grapes

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Sunday 5th of September 2010

I would like to know if 4000 ORAC is a good number for a super food like Natra Burst?