oxygen radical absorbance capacity
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oxygen radical absorbance capacityAn in vitro method of measuring the antioxidant capacities of biological samples (e.g., spices, berries and legumes). The in vivo validity of antioxidant measures is uncertain and may not be relevant to human diets or biology; it is illegal in the US and the EU to imply health benefits on package labels of products with high ORACs.
ORACs, most absorbant
28,000—Cocoa beans (raw, unprocessed), 100 g.
16,100—Chokeberry, 100 g.
13,700—Small red beans, ½ cup dried.
13,400—Wild blueberry, 1 cup.
13,300—Red kidney bean, ½ cup dried.
11,900—Pinto bean, ½ cup dried.
9000—Blueberry, 1 cup.
9000—Cranberry, 1 cup.
7900—Artichoke hearts, 1 cup.
7700—Blackberry, 1 cup.