Foods supply antioxidants and ORAC

Foods that contain high ORAC units per 100g

ORAC values are of several foods are studied using scientific techniques. Based on these studies ORAC values of several foods including herbs, spices and condiments as well as cereals are determined. 

  • Spices, cloves, ground 314446
  • Sumac, bran, raw 312400
  • Spices, cinnamon, ground 267536
  • Sorghum, bran, hi-tannin 240000
  • Spices, oregano, dried 200129
  • Spices, turmeric, ground 127068
  • Oregano spice 175295
  • Cinnamon ground 131420
  • Acai berry, freeze-dried 102700
  • Sorghum, bran, black 100800
  • Rose hips 96150
  • Sumac, grain, raw 86800
  • Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened 80933
  • Triphala powder 706250

In addition to the above mentioned foods, Ashwagandha, Asparagus, Mint, Cilantro seeds, Cumin, Mustard, Centella asiatica, Holy basil (Tulsi), Ginger, Pepper – these foods also contain good amount antioxidants. Our ancient medicine systems like Ayurveda and home remedies use these herbs in plenty. Consuming dishes containing many of these ingredients helps in the absorption of antioxidants.

Image credit : Table of ORAC values published by https://www.ars.usda.gov/


Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 5, 2020

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