Red Delicious Apples With Skin, Raw

ORAC Value:
μ mol TE/100g.

The antioxidant value of Red Delicious Apples With Skin, Raw described in ORAC units is: 4,275 μ mol TE/100g.


They may not be an exotic superfood from a far off land, but that doesn't change the fact that apples - all varieties - are a moderate source of antioxidants. In order to get the most nutrition possible, eat it with the skin (preferably organic, to minimize pesticide consumption).

If you are debating between this vs. granny smith vs. gala vs. Fuji... stick with the red delicious, as it has more antioxidants than the lighter-colored varieties.

ORAC Source

USDA Database for the Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) of Selected Foods, Release 2 - Prepared by Nutrient Data Laboratory, Beltsville Human Nutrition Research Center (BHNRC), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - May 2010