Thyme, Fresh

ORAC Value:
μ mol TE/100g.

The antioxidant value of Thyme, Fresh described in ORAC units is: 27,426 μ mol TE/100g.


The fresh version of this herb has an ORAC value which is about 1/6 that of dried thyme. This may seem peculiar, but is completely logical upon closer consideration: the fresh version is largely water and therefore, 100 grams of it contains less nutrients than 100 grams of it dried.

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