Red Currants, Raw

ORAC Value:
μ mol TE/100g.

The antioxidant value of Red Currants, Raw described in ORAC units is: 3,387 μ mol TE/100g.


Red vs. black currants, which offer you more health benefits? Well if you are basing your decision off of how much antioxidants they have, then you should definitely go with the darker black variety which have an ORAC over twice as high. Though in defense of the red, it's worth nothing that both varieties have quite potent antioxidant content.

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