ORAC Values: Antioxidant Values of Foods & Beverages

The antioxidant values of foods listed are expressed in ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units, a unit of measurement for antioxidant content which was originally developed by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

You can browse foods alphabetically to find their ORAC values, or if you want to get straight to the best antioxidants and purported anti-aging “superfoods”, you can view them sorted by their ORAC values – higher values imply a higher measured amount of in vitro antioxidant activity.

We regularly update this database with new foods as well as existing value updates, when applicable. Date of most recent update: September 17, 2016.

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FoodORAC Value
Astaxanthin Supplements (Isolated From Microalgae)2822200
Sumac Bran, Raw312400
Ground Cloves Spice290283
Indian Gooseberry (Amla Berries), Dried261500
Sorghum Bran, High-Tannin240000
Oregano Spice, Dried175295
Rosemary Spice, Dried165280
Peppermint Leaves, Dried160820
Thyme Spice, Dried157380
Chaga Mushroom Extract146700
Baobab Fruit Powder, Dried140000
Cinnamon Spice, Ground131420
Turmeric Spice, Ground127068
Black Cohosh Root, Dried126495
Vanilla Bean Spice, Dried122400
Sage Spice, Ground119929
Szechuan Pepper Spice, Dried118400
Grape Seed Extract108130
Licorice Root, Dried102945
Acai Berry Pulp/Skin/Puree Powder102700
Black Sorghum Bran100800
Allspice, Ground100400
Rose Hips96150
Marjoram Spice, Dried (Sweet Marjoram)92310
Sumac Grain, Raw86800
Parsley Spice, Dried73670
Red Sorghum Bran71000
Gotu Kola Leaves, Dried69978
Nutmeg Spice, Ground69640
Tea Leaves, Dried62714
Basil Spice, Dried61063
Cocoa Powder, Unsweetened55653
Camu Camu Powder52000
Cumin Seed Spice50372
Baking Chocolate Squares, Unsweetened49944
Curry Spices Powder48504
Sorghum Grain, High-Tannin45400
White Pepper Spice40700
Dutch Chocolate Powder40200
Ginger Spice, Ground39041
Ginkgo Biloba Supplements35850
Black Pepper Spice34053
Sage, Fresh32004
Mistletoe, Dried30537
Yellow Mustard Seed Spice29257
Maqui Berry Powder27600
Thyme, Fresh27426
Marjoram, Fresh (Sweet Marjoram)27297
Brazilian Grape Tree / Jabuticaba Fruit, Skin Extract25514
Rice Bran, Crude24287
Chili Powder Spice23636
Paprika Spice21932
Black Sorghum Grain21900
Dark Chocolate Candies20816
Saffron Spice, Whole20580
Lingonberry (Cowberries), Raw20300
Red Cayenne Pepper Spice19671
Black Raspberries, Raw19220
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Candies18053
Pecans, Nuts17940
Golden Apple / Bael Fruit (Aegle Marmelos)17933
Astragalus Root, Dried17773
Chokeberry (Aronia Berries), Raw16062
Tarragon, Fresh15542
Dandelion Root, Dried15200
Serviceberry / Saskatoon Berries / Juneberry, Raw15000
Ginger Root, Raw14840
Elderberries, Raw14697
Red Sorghum Grain14000
Peppermint, Fresh13978
Oregano, Fresh13970
English Walnuts13541
Moringa Stenopetala (Cabbage Tree), Dried11900
Star Anise Spice11300
Rosemary Leaves, Fresh11070
Purple Corn, Raw10800
Black Raspberry Juice10460
Golden Raisins, Seedless10450
Black Chia Seeds, Raw9800
Dandelion Greens, Dried9666
Hazelnuts or Filberts9645
Wild Blueberries, Raw9621
Dried Pears (40% Moisture)9496
Savory, Fresh9465
Artichokes, Boiled9416
Artichokes, Microwaved9402
Reishi Mushrooms, Dried9244
Cranberries, Raw9090
Red Kidney Beans, Raw8606
Black Beans, Raw8494
Ashwagandha Root, Dried8487
Pink Beans, Raw8320
Jalapeno Peppers, Dried8250
Prunes (Dried Plums), Uncooked8059
Pinto Beans, Raw8033
Black Currants (European), Raw7957
Pistachios, Nuts, Raw7675
Black Diamond Plums, Raw7581
Wild Bilberries, Raw7570
Agave, Dried (Southwest)7524
Milk Chocolate Candies7519
Lentils, Raw7282
White Chia Seeds, Raw7000
Dried Apples (40% Moisture)6681
Garlic Powder Spice6665
Artichokes, Globe or French, Raw6552
Black Turtle Beans, Raw6416
White Sorghum Bran6400
Chocolate Syrup6330
Peach Babyfood6257
Mulberries, Fresh6130
Plums, Raw6100
Maca Powder, Raw6100
Lemon Balm Leaves, Raw5997
Spirulina Powder Capsules5970
Blackberries, Raw5905
Garlic, Raw5708
Soybeans, Raw5409
Brazilian Grape Tree / Jabuticaba Fruit, Fresh Skin5230
Cilantro Leaves (Coriander), Raw5141
Red Raspberries, Raw5065
Babyfood, Apple and Blueberry, Junior Version4822
Basil, Fresh4805
Black Quinoa, Uncooked4800
Artichokes, Canned4760
Chestnuts With Pellicle4670
Blueberries, Raw4669
Cabernet Sauvignon Red Wine4523
Pomegranates, Raw4479
Almonds, Nuts4454
Dill Weed, Fresh4392
Black Eyed Peas (Cowpeas), Raw4343
Strawberries, Raw4302
Onion Powder Spice4289
Red Delicious Apples With Skin, Raw4275
Dried Peaches (40% Moisture)4222
White Raisins (40% Moisture)4188
Applesauce Babyfood, Strained4123
Red Quinoa, Uncooked3900
Granny Smith Apples With Skin, Raw3898
Deglet Noor Dates3895
Golden Berries / Cape Gooseberries / Inca Berries3874
Sweet Cherries, Raw3747
Moringa Stenopetala (Cabbage Tree), Fresh3700
Makiang, Raw3695
Red Wine (Table)3607
Red Rice, Uncooked3598
Tamarind3500
Peanut Butter, Smooth Style3432
Raisins, Seedless3406
Red Currants, Raw3387
Figs, Raw3383
Gooseberries, Raw3332
Goji Berry (Wolfberries), Raw3290
Dried Apricots 40% Moisture)3234
Quinoa, White / Ivory, Uncooked3200
Peanuts, Raw (All Varieties)3166
Red Cabbage, Boiled3145
Kalamata Olives3130
Broccoli Rabe, Raw3083
Cooked Agave (Southwest)3074
Apples With Skin, Raw3049
Red Delicious Apples Without Skin, Raw2936
Gala Apples With Skin, Raw2828
Brewed Arabica Coffee, Medium Roast2780
Cardamom Spice2764
Purple Sweet Potato, Raw2720
Brewed Arabica Coffee, Dark Roast2690
Pomegranate Juice, Bottled2681
Red Merlot Wine2670
Golden Delicious Apples With Skin, Raw2670
Banana Babyfood2658
Maloud, Raw2611
Fuji Apples With Skin, Raw2589
Apples Without Skin, Raw2573
Peach Babyfood, Junior Version2551
White Guava, Fleshed2550
Mangosteen, Raw2510
Red Cabbage, Raw2496
Brewed Arabica Coffee, Light Roast2450
Red Leaf Lettuce, Raw2426
Red Zinfandel Wine2400
Concord Grape Juice2389
Medjool Dates2387
Black Cherry Juice2370
Corn Flakes Cereal2359
Blueberry Juice2359
Plain Instant Oatmeal, Fortified, Dry2308
Low-Fat Granola With Raisins2294
Asparagus, Raw2252
Black Beans, Boiled2249
Golden Delicious Apples Without Skin, Raw2210
Purple Cauliflower, Cooked2210
Green Pears With Skin/Peel, Raw2201
White Sorghum Grain2200
Sprouted Radish Seeds, Raw2184
Oat Bran Cereal, Ready To Eat2183
Toasted Oatmeal Cereal (Cheerios)2175
Quick Oats / Oatmeal, Uncooked2169
Broccoli, Boiled2160
Toasted Oatmeal Squares Cereal2143
Black Rice, Purple Forbidden Rice, Uncooked2125
Sweet Potato, Baked In Skin2115
Butternut Whole Grain Bread2104
Oranges, All Varieties, Raw2103
Chives, Raw2094
Purple Cauliflower, Raw2084
Savoy Cabbage, Boiled2050
Prune Juice, Canned2036
Red Guava, Fleshed1990
Applesauce, Unsweetened1965
Pumpernickel Bread1963
Cashews, Nuts1948
Beet Greens, Raw1946
Hass Avocados, Raw1922
Peaches, Raw1922
Arugula (Rocket), Raw1904
Navy Beans, Raw1861
Nachos - Tortilla Chips With Cheese1858
Oreo Cookies, Chocolate w/ Vanilla Creme Filling1840
Red Grapes, Raw1837
Navel Oranges, Raw1819
Red Grape Juice1788
Beets, Raw1776
Lacinato Kale (Dinosaur, Tuscan, Black Kale), Cooked1773
Green Kale, Raw1770
Acai Juice Blends / Bowls1767
Radishes, Raw1750
Black Grapes1746
Red Anjou Pears, Raw1746
Popcorn, Air-Popped1743
Old Fashioned Oats / Oatmeal, Uncooked1708
Yerba Mate Tea, Brewed1704
Macadamia Nuts, Dry Roasted1695
Frozen Spinach (Chopped or Leaf), Unprepared1687
Russet Potatoes With Skin, Baked1680
Asparagus, Cooked, Boiled, Drained1644
White, Red, & Pink Grapefruit, Raw1640
Tangerines, Mandarin Oranges, Raw1627
Broccoli Rabe, Cooked1590
Low Fat Tortilla Chips Made With Olestra1549
Pink & Red Grapefruit, Raw1548
Green Leaf Lettuce, Raw1532
Red Onions, Raw1521
Quaker Oat Life Cereal1517
Spinach, Raw1513
Brazilian Grape Tree / Jabuticaba Fruit1511
Sprouted Alfalfa Seeds, Raw1510
Broccoli, Raw1510
Cranberry Concord Grape Juice1480
Unsweetened Cranberry Juice1452
Bibb Butter Lettuce (Incl. Boston), Raw1423
Yellow Guava, Raw1422
Whole Grain Bread (Incl. Multigrain)1421
Brazil Nuts, Unblanched1419
Romanesco / Green Cauliflower / Broccoflower, Cooked1387
Safflower Oil1380
Lemons Without Peel, Raw1346
Brussels Sprouts, Raw1330
Red Potatoes With Skin, Baked1326
Russet Potatoes With Skin, Raw1322
Oatnut Bread1318
Shredded Wheat Cereal, Plain w/o Added Sugar1303
Parsley, Raw1301
Mangos, Raw1300
Raw Agave (Southwest)1294
Chocolate Chip Cookies1290
Spearmint, Fresh1270
Milk Chocolate Syrup, Reduced Fat1263
Green Tea, Brewed1253
White Grapefruit Juice, Raw1238
Lemon Juice, Raw1225
Yellow Onions, Sauteed1220
Golden Kiwi (Yellow Kiwi), Raw1210
Barley Flour, Wholemeal1190
White Potatoes With Skin, Baked1138
Ground Flaxseed1130
Black Tea, Brewed1128
Apricots, Raw1110
Red Swiss Chard, Raw1108
Red Potatoes With Skin, Raw1098
Coconut Oil1070
White Potatoes With Skin, Raw1058
Yellow Peppers, Raw1043
White Grapes / Green Grapes, Raw1018
Romaine Lettuce, Raw1017
Green Olives1010
Rose Wine1005
Strawberry Juice1002
Salsa Jar or Canned Version1001
Orange Peppers, Raw984
Portobello Mushrooms, Raw968
Sprouted Soybeans, Raw962
Crimini Mushrooms (Italian Brown), Raw951
Extra Sweet Pineapple, Raw943
Green Bell Peppers, Raw935
Eggplant, Raw932
Nectarines, Raw919
Onions, Raw913
Pinto Beans, Boiled904
Sweet Potato, Raw902
Cauliflower, Raw870
100% Cranberry Juice Blend865
White Onions, Raw863
Kiwi Fruit, Raw862
Cabbage, Boiled856
Fried Bacon - Meat850
Garbanzo Beans / Chickpea / Bengal Gram, Raw847
Red Peppers, Sauteed847
Lime Juice, Raw823
Red Peppers, Raw821
Lucuma Fruit, Peel / Skin816
Sacha Inchi / Saviseed800
Whole Flaxseed800
Noni Fruit, Raw800
Green Beans / String Beans, Raw799
Bananas, Raw795
White Grape Juice793
Olive Oil w/ Parsley (Home Prepared)766
Sweet Potato Without Skin, Cooked / Boiled766
Turkey Hot Dog, Barbecued - Meat760
Red Dragon Fruit / Pitaya, Fresh760
Shiitake Mushrooms, Dried752
Chestnuts Without Pellicle750
Yellow Split Peas, Raw741
Chiilchin / Sumac Berries / Lemonade Berry Navajo Tea Beverage740
Cauliflower, Boiled739
Butter730
Sweet Corn, Raw728
Orange Juice, Raw726
Pine Nuts, Dried720
Beef Liver, Frozen - Meat710
Pear Juice, All Varieties704
Orange Juice Carton / Canned / Bottle703
Carrots, Raw697
Yellow Peppers, Grilled694
Canned Tomato Sauce / Jarred Spaghetti Sauce694
Button Mushrooms / White Mushrooms, Raw691
Blue Corn Mush With Ash (Navajo)684
Olive Oil w/ Basil (Home Prepared)684
Maitake Mushrooms, Raw669
Oyster Mushrooms, Raw664
Chicken Drumstick Without Skin, Grilled - Meat650
Cauliflower, Frozen & Unprepared620
Green Peppers, Sauteed615
Sweet Onions, Raw614
Turkey Hot Dogs / Frankfurter - Meat610
Rooibos Tea, Brewed610
Green Peas, Frozen & Unprepared600
Chocolate Brownies600
Maple Syrup590
Ketchup / Catsup578
Leeks (Bulb w/ Lower Leaves), Raw569
Pineapple Juice, Canned & Unsweetened568
Apple Cider Vinegar564
Pineapple, Traditional Varieties, Raw562
Olive Oil w/ Garlic (Home Prepared)557
Celery, Raw552
Vegetable Juice Cocktail, Canned or Bottled548
Plum Tomatoes, Raw546
Cabbage, Raw529
Green Split Peas, Raw524
Sweet Corn Kernels, Frozen & Unprepared522
Green Tea, Bottled520
Frozen Broccoli Spears, Unprepared496
Tomato Juice, Canned or Bottled486
Powdered Chocolate Drink (Nesquik Cocoa Mix)485
Pumpkin, Raw483
Poppy Seeds Spice481
Beef Hot Dogs - Meat470
Blueberry Muffins460
Canola Oil460
Grilled Chicken Drumstick With Skin - Meat440
Iceberg Lettuce / Crisphead Lettuce, Raw438
Baby Carrots, Raw436
Canned Peaches436
Cashew Apple Fruit436
Betty Crocker Chocolate Cake Mix, Prepared430
Cooked Tomatoes, Red Ripe423
Apple Juice, Canned or Bottled414
Babyfood, Pear Juice414
Sweet Corn, Canned413
Red Wine Vinegar410
Butternut Squash, Raw396
White Wine392
Tomatoes, Red Ripe Variety, Raw387
Raw Pineapple, All Varieties385
Whole Grain Wheat380
Extra Virgin Olive Oil372
Black Olives350
Corn Oil340
Brown Rice, Uncooked330
Carrots, Boiled326
Cantaloupe Melon, Raw319
Black Tea, Bottled313
Fennel Bulb, Raw307
Papaya, Raw300
Papa John's Cheese Pizza, Original Crust300
Hot Dogs - Meat300
White Asparagus, Raw296
Green Beans / String Beans, Canned290
Apple Cider Vinegar and Honey270
White Tea, Bottled264
Bananas, Nam-Wa Variety260
Green Peas, Fresh & Raw260
Honeydew Melon, Raw253
Eggplant, Boiled245
Lima Beans, Canned243
Papa John's Pepperoni Pizza, Original Crust240
Prawns, Peeled and Cooked - Seafood240
Cucumber With Peel / Skin, Raw232
White Cranberry Juice232
Honey Vinegar / Honey Wine Vinegar225
Olive Oil w/ Garlic & Hot Red Peppers (Home Prepared)219
DiGiorno Rising Crust Cheese Pizza, Frozen210
Guinness Stout Beer210
Domino's Cheese Pizza, Classic Hand-Tossed200
Red Baron Cheese Pizza, Frozen190
Apple Pie190
Zucchini Summer Squash With Skin, Raw180
Little Caesar's Deep Dish Cheese Pizza180
McDonald's Crispy Chicken Sandwich, Fried - Meat180
Pizza Hut Cheese Pizza, Pan Crust170
Aunt Jemima Waffles, Frozen170
Tombstone Cheese Pizza, Frozen160
Krispy Kreme Donuts / Doughnuts, Plain160
Wendy's Frosty, Classic Chocolate Flavor160
Celeste Cheese Pizza, Frozen150
Wendy's Grilled Chicken Sandwich - Meat150
Budweiser Beer150
Kellogg's Pop Tarts, Frosted Strawberry Flavor150
Watermelon, Raw142
Cucumber Without Skin / Peeled, Raw140
Tilapia Fish Fillets, Baked140
Romanesco / Green Cauliflower / Broccoflower, Raw136
Heineken Lager Beer130
Lucuma Fruit, Nut / Seed129
Mizuna Mustard Greens122
Burger King Chicken Nuggets, Fried - Meat120
Mackerel Fish, Fried120
Green Peas, Canned120
Hamburger Meat Patty, Fried110
Peanut Oil106
Totino's Thin Crust Cheese Pizza, Frozen100
Eggo Buttermilk Pancakes100
Coconut Flakes, Sweetened90
Canned Tuna Fish In Water90
Miller Lite Beer90
Tofu90
Limes, Raw82
Tony's Cheese Pizza, Frozen80
Bud Light Beer80
Lucuma Fruit Powder, Pulp Extract70
Fried Chicken Without Skin, Frozen - Meat60
Fried Chicken With Skin, Frozen - Meat50
Salmon Fish, Raw30
Instant White Rice, Cooked30
Egg Yolk20
Egg, Whole20
Egg Whites10
Beef Steak - Meat10
Egg Beaters0
Jello / Gelatin, Strawberry Flavor0
Red Bull Energy Drink0

What are ORAC Units?

The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) unit, ORAC value, or “ORAC score” is a method of measuring the in vitro antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements. More than two decades in the making, it was originally developed by scientists working at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and USDA. Measuring in vivo (meaning inside the human body) is not possible and for that reason, the exact relationship between the ORAC value of a food/supplement and any suspected health benefit it may have as a result is unproven. However, many scientists theorize that foods higher on the ORAC scale may be more effective at neutralizing free radicals. Although unproven, according to the free-radical theory of aging, this may slow the oxidative processes and free radical damage that can contribute to age-related degeneration and disease.

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