Asparagus, Raw

ORAC Value:
μ mol TE/100g.

The antioxidant value of Asparagus, Raw described in ORAC units is: 2,252 μ mol TE/100g.


Does asparagus give you gas? The bad news is that, this is true or at least is more likely to cause gas. As your body breaks down its high fiber content and a sugar known as raffinose, flatulence can be a side effect. Now for the good news, which is that asparagus has more antioxidants than kale, when compared on an equal weight basis.

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