Asparagus, Cooked, Boiled, Drained

ORAC Value:
μ mol TE/100g.

The antioxidant value of Asparagus, Cooked, Boiled, Drained described in ORAC units is: 1,644 μ mol TE/100g.


Are the antioxidants in asparagus destroyed by cooking? Based on the reading of the fresh asparagus, we can conclude that the heat degrades at least some forms of antioxidant content in this vegetable. The fresh asparagus tests out at 2,252 (approximately 37% higher than boiled).

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