ORAC Values: Antioxidant Values of Common Foods

The antioxidant values of foods listed are expressed in ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) units, a unit of measurement for antioxidants 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 anti-aging “superfoods”, you can view them sorted by their ORAC values – higher values generally imply stronger antioxidant capabilities.


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FoodORAC Value
Sumac, bran, raw312400
Spices, cloves, ground290283
Sorghum, bran, hi-tannin240000
Spices, oregano, dried175295
Spices, rosemary, dried165280
Spices, thyme, dried157380
Spices, cinnamon, ground131420
Spices, turmeric, ground127068
Spices, vanilla beans, dried122400
Spices, sage, ground119929
Spices, szechuan pepper, dried118400
Acai, fruit pulp/skin, powder102700
Sorghum, bran, black100800
Sumac, grain, raw86800
Spices, parsley, dried73670
Sorghum, bran, red71000
Spices, nutmeg, ground69640
Spices, basil, dried61063
Cocoa, dry powder, unsweetened55653
Spices, cumin seed50372
Baking chocolate, unsweetened, squares49944
Spices, curry powder48504
Sorghum, grain, hi-tannin45400
Spices, pepper, white40700
Chocolate, dutched powder40200
Spices, ginger, ground39041
Spices, pepper, black34053
Sage, fresh32004
Spices, mustard seed, yellow29257
Thyme, fresh27426
Marjoram, fresh27297
Rice bran, crude24287
Spices, chili powder23636
Spices, paprika21932
Sorghum, grain, black21900
Candies, chocolate, dark20816
Spices, pepper, red or cayenne19671
Raspberries, black19220
Candies, semisweet chocolate18053
Nuts, pecans17940
Chokeberry, raw16062
Tarragon, fresh15542
Ginger root, raw14840
Elderberries, raw14697
Sorghum, grain, red14000
Peppermint, fresh13978
Oregano, fresh13970
Nuts, walnuts, english13541
Juice, black raspberry10460
Raisins, golden seedless10450
Nuts, hazelnuts or filberts9645
Blueberries, wild, raw9621
Pears, dried to 40% moisture (purchased in Italy)9496
Savory, fresh9465
Artichokes, Ocean Mist, boiled9416
Artichokes, Ocean Mist, Microwaved9402
Cranberries, raw9090
Beans, kidney, red, mature seeds, raw8606
Beans, black, mature seeds, raw8494
Beans, pink, mature seeds, raw8320
Plums, dried (prunes), uncooked8059
Beans, pinto, mature seeds, raw8033
Currants, european black, raw7957
Nuts, pistachio nuts, raw7675
Plums, black diamond, with peel, raw7581
Agave, dried (Southwest)7524
Candies, milk chocolate7519
Lentils, raw7282
Apples, dried to 40% moisture (purchsed in Italy)6681
Spices, garlic powder6665
Artichokes, (globe or french), raw6552
Beans, black turtle soup, mature seeds, raw6416
Sorghum, bran, white6400
Chocolate syrup6330
Babyfood, fruit, peaches6257
Plums, raw6100
Lemon balm, leaves, raw5997
Blackberries, raw5905
Garlic, raw5708
Soybeans, mature seeds, raw5409
Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw5141
Raspberries, raw5065
Babyfood, fruit, apple and blueberry, junior4822
Basil, fresh4805
Blueberries, raw4669
Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Cabernet Sauvignon4523
Pomegranates, raw4479
Nuts, almonds4454
Dill weed, fresh4392
Cowpeas, common (blackeyes, crowder, southern), mature seeds, raw4343
Strawberries, raw4302
Spices, onion powder4289
Apples, Red Delicious, raw. with skin4275
Peaches, dried to 40% moisture (purchased in Italy)4222
Raisins, white, dried to 40% moisture (purchased in Italy)4188
Babyfood, fruit, applesauce, strained4123
Apples, Granny Smith, raw, with skin3898
Dates, deglet noor3895
Cherries, sweet, raw3747
Makiang, raw3695
Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, red3607
Peanut butter, smooth style3432
Raisins, seedless3406
Currants, red, raw3387
Figs, raw3383
Gooseberries, raw3332
Goji berry (wolfberry), raw3290
Apricots, dried to 40% moisture (purchased in Italy)3234
Peanuts, all types, raw3166
Cabbage, red, boiled3145
Broccoli raab, raw3083
Agave, cooked (Southwest)3074
Apples, raw, with skin3049
Apples, Red Delicious, raw, without skin2936
Apples, Gala, raw, with skin2828
Spices, cardamom2764
Pomegranate juice, bottled2681
Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Merlot2670
Apples, Golden Delicious, raw, with skin2670
Babyfood, fruit, bananas2658
Maloud, raw2611
Apples, Fuji, raw, with skin2589
Apples, raw, without skin2573
Babyfood, fruit, peaches, junior2551
Guava, white-fleshed2550
Mangosteen, raw2510
Cabbage, red, raw2496
Lettuce, red leaf, raw2426
Alcoholic Beverage, wine, table, red, Zinfandel2400
Juice, Concord grape2389
Dates, medjool2387
Juice, black cherry2370
Cereals, ready-to-eat, corn flakes2359
Juice, Blueberry2359
Cereals, oats, instant, fortified, plain, dry2308
Cereals ready-to-eat, granola, low-fat, with raisins2294
Asparagus, raw2252
Beans, black, mature seeds, boiled2249
Apples, Golden Delicious, raw, without skin2210
Cauliflower, purple, cooked2210
Pears, green cultivars, with peel, raw2201
Sorghum, grain, white2200
Radish seeds, sprouted, raw2184
Cereals ready-to-eat, oat bran2183
Cereals ready-to-eat, toasted oatmeal2175
Cereals, oats, quick, uncooked2169
Broccoli, boiled2160
Cereals ready-to-eat, oatmeal, toasted squares2143
Sweet potato, baked in skin2115
Bread, butternut whole grain2104
Oranges, raw, all commercial varieties2103
Chives, raw2094
Cauliflower, purple, raw2084
Cabbage, savoy, boiled2050
Prune juice, canned2036
Guava, red-fleshed1990
Applesauce, canned, unsweetened, without added ascorbic acid (includes USDA commodity)1965
Bread, pumpernickel1963
Nuts, cashew nuts, raw1948
Beet greens, raw1946
Avocados, Hass, raw1922
Peaches, raw1922
Arugula (rocket), raw1904
Beans, navy, mature seeds, raw1861
Snacks, tortilla chips, low fat, made with olestra, nacho cheese1858
Grapes, red, raw1837
Oranges, raw, navels1819
Juice, red grape1788
Beets, raw1776
Cabbage, black, cooked1773
Juice, acai blends1767
Radishes, raw1750
Grapes, black1746
Pears, red anjou, raw1746
Snacks, popcorn, air-popped1743
Cereals, oats, old fashioned, uncooked1708
Nuts, macadamia nuts, dry roasted1695
Spinach, frozen, chopped or leaf, unprepared1687
Potatoes, Russet, flesh and skin, baked1680
Asparagus, cooked, boiled, drained1644
Grapefruit, raw, pink and red and white, all areas1640
Tangerines, (mandarin oranges), raw1627
Broccoli raab, cooked1590
Snacks, tortilla chips, low fat, made with olestra1549
Grapefruit, raw, pink and red, all areas1548
Lettuce, green leaf, raw1532
Onions, red, raw1521
Cereals ready-to-eat, QUAKER, QUAKER OAT LIFE, plain1517
Spinach, raw1513
Alfalfa seeds, sprouted, raw1510
Broccoli, raw1510
Juice, Cranberry/Concord grape1480
Cranberry juice, unsweetened1452
Lettuce, butterhead (includes boston and bibb types), raw1423
Guavas, common, raw1422
Bread, Multi-Grain (includes whole-grain)1421
Nuts, brazilnuts, dried, unblanched1419
Cauliflower, green, cooked1387
Lemons, raw, without peel1346
Potatoes, red, flesh and skin, baked1326
Potatoes, russet, flesh and skin, raw1322
Bread, Oatnut1318
Cereals ready-to-eat, wheat, shredded, plain, sugar and salt free1303
Parsley, raw1301
Mangos, raw1300
Agave, raw (Southwest)1294
Milk, chocolate, fluid, commercial, reduced fat1263
Tea, green, brewed1253
Grapefruit juice, white, raw1238
Lemon juice, raw1225
Onions, yellow, sauteed1220
Kiwi, gold, raw1210
Potatoes, white, flesh and skin, baked1138
Tea, brewed, prepared with tap water1128
Apricots, raw1110
Potatoes, red, flesh and skin, raw1098
Potatoes, white, flesh and skin, raw1058
Peppers, sweet, yellow, raw1043
Grapes, white or green, raw1018
Lettuce, cos or romaine, raw1017
Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, rose1005
Juice, strawberry1002
Sauce, salsa, ready-to-serve1001
Peppers, sweet, orange, raw984
Mushrooms, portabella, raw968
Soybeans, mature seeds, sprouted, raw962
Mushrooms, brown, Italian, or Crimini, raw951
Pineapple, raw, extra sweet variety943
Peppers, sweet, green, raw935
Eggplant, raw932
Nectarines, raw919
Onions, raw913
Beans, pinto, mature seeds, boiled904
Sweet potato, raw902
Cauliflower, raw870
Juice, cranberrry, 100% - cranberry blend, red865
Onions, white, raw863
Kiwi fruit, (chinese gooseberries), fresh, raw862
Cabbage, boiled856
Chickpeas (garbanzo beans, bengal gram), mature seeds, raw847
Peppers, sweet, red, sauteed847
Lime juice, raw823
Peppers, sweet, red, raw821
Noni fruit, raw800
Beans, snap, green, raw799
Bananas, raw795
Juice, white grape793
Olive oil, extra-virgin, w/parsley, home prepared766
Sweet potato, cooked, boiled, without skin766
Mushrooms, shiitake, dried752
Peas, yellow, mature seeds, raw741
Chilchen (Red Berry Beverage) (Navajo)740
Cauliflower, boiled739
Corn, sweet, yellow, raw728
Orange juice, raw726
Nuts, pine nuts, dried720
Pear juice, all varieties704
Orange juice, canned, unsweetened703
Carrots, raw697
Peppers, sweet, yellow, grilled694
Tomato products, canned, sauce694
Mushrooms, white, raw691
Mush, blue corn with ash (Navajo)684
Olive oil, extra-virgin, w/basil, home prepared684
Mushrooms, maitake, raw669
Mushroom, oyster, raw664
Cauliflower, frozen, unprepared620
Peppers, sweet, green, sauteed615
Onions, sweet, raw614
Peas, green, frozen, unprepared600
Syrups, maple590
Leeks, (bulb and lower leaf-portion), raw569
Pineapple juice, canned, unsweetened, without added ascorbic acid568
Vinegar, Apple564
Pineapple, raw, traditional varieties562
Olive oil, extra-virgin, w/garlic, home prepared557
Celery, raw552
Vegetable juice cocktail, canned548
Tomatoes, plum, raw546
Cabbage, raw529
Peas, split, mature seeds, raw524
Corn, sweet, yellow, frozen, kernels cut off cob, unprepared522
Tea, green, ready-to-drink520
Broccoli, frozen, spears, unprepared496
Tomato juice, canned486
Cocoa mix, powder485
Pumpkin, raw483
Spices, poppy seed481
Lettuce, iceberg (includes crisphead types), raw438
Carrots, baby, raw436
Peaches, canned, heavy syrup, drained436
Tomatoes, red, ripe, cooked423
Apple juice, canned or bottled, unsweetened, without added ascorbic acid414
Babyfood, juice, pear414
Corn, sweet, yellow, canned, brine pack, regular pack, solids and liquids413
Vinegar, Red wine410
Squash, winter, butternut, raw396
Alcoholic beverage, wine, table, white392
Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average387
Pineapple, raw, all varieties385
Olive oil, extra-virgin372
Carrots, boiled326
Melons, cantaloupe, raw319
Tea, black, ready-to-drink, plain and flavored313
Fennel, bulb, raw307
Papayas, raw300
Asparagus, white, raw296
Beans, snap, green variety, canned, regular pack, solids and liquids290
Vinegar, Apple and Honey270
Tea, white, ready-to-drink264
Banana, Nam-wa variety260
Melons, honeydew, raw253
Eggplant, boiled245
Beans, lima, immature seeds, canned, regular pack, solids and liquids243
Cucumber, with peel, raw232
Juice, cranberry, white232
Vinegar, Honey225
Olive oil, extra-virgin, w/garlic and red hot peppers, home prepared219
Squash, summer, zucchini, includes skin, raw180
Watermelon, raw142
Cucumber, peeled, raw140
Cauliflower, green, raw136
Oil, peanut, salad or cooking106
Limes, raw82


What are ORAC Units?

The ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) unit, ORAC value, or “ORAC score” is a method of measuring the antioxidant capacity of different foods and supplements. It was developed by scientists at the National Institutes of Health. While the exact relationship between the ORAC value of a food and its health benefit has not been established, it is believed that foods higher on the ORAC scale will more effectively neutralize free radicals. According to the free-radical theory of aging, this will slow the oxidative processes and free radical damage that can contribute to age-related degeneration and disease.

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