Friday , 14 August 2020
ORAC Value Antioxidant Food

ORAC Value Antioxidant Food

ORAC stands for unit measure of the antioxidant capacity of food, the higher, the better. It is widely believed that high antioxidant food helps greatly to lower the risks of various chronic and degenerative diseases such as cancer, neuronal degeneration and other diseases. Diets rich in fruits, vegetables are considered to be excellent source of antioxidants. Some herbs and spices also have a role as supplementary antioxidants. Below is the list of food with its Orac measured value for your own guideline. You will notice that most of the spices and herbs that I have kept recommending in my cooking recipes and in my Ayurvedic practise home remedies are among the highly measured Orac rated food items.

Consider making an effort to obtain these in organic form and consume them more in your normal daily diet. Again I would like to state again that the list is a guideline of the choice of food that you can add to your diet and this does not means that you should stick to the highest Orac value food to eat. These are added guidelines to an overall healthy choice of my practise – “multi colour choice of fruits and vegetables should be eaten in your diet” and these spices should be added more to your cooking modality.  

Top 10 Antioxidant Food List ORAC Score
Gojiberries 25,000
Blueberries 14,000
Dark Chocolate 21000
Pecans 17000
Elderberries 14000
Cranberries 9500
Artichoke 9400
Kidney Beans 8400
Blackberries 5300
Cilantro 5100


Top 10 Antioxidant Herb List ORAC Score
Clove 314,446
Cinnamon 267,537
Oregano 159,277
Turmeric 102,700
Cocoa 80,933
Cumin 76,800
Parsley (dried) 74,349
Basil 67,553
Ginger 28,811
Thyme 27,426



About Kim Hoi

Hi! I'm Kim! I am a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner from Australia. After graduated from my Ayurvedic course, I attended trainings in Ayurvedic clinics in both Australia and India. Postings in this blog are all written with passion to improve health of not only myself but also my family and at the same time to share my experience with my friends and readers who are interested to find out more on improving and be in better health. If you need a private consult, you are welcome to contact me.

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