In general, most fruits, vegetables and spices are loaded with antioxidants. but ...
best of categories is a good introduction, especially if you are new
to the world of antioxidants. Truth of the matter is, the full list is many
times longer that the suggestions below.
Top 10, or even 20. does not do the list any justice.
Bearing in mind, too, that this list uses the ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity, one of a few types of measures) which measures the amount/"strength" of an antioxidant. Since, foods can consist of many types of antioxidants and, different antioxidant combinations work best for different health scenarios, the following list really is only ONE of the (many?) ways to "grade" antioxidants.
Just for purposes of a comparison, here are the top 20 Antioxidant Foods.
Total antioxidant capacity
per serving size
1 Small Red Bean (dried) - Half cup, ORAC value 13,727
2 Wild Blueberry - 1 cup, ORAC value 13,427
3 Red Kidney Bean (dried) - Half cup, ORAC value 13,259
4 Pinto Bean - Half cup, ORAC value 11,864
5 Blueberry (cultivated) - 1 cup, ORAC value 9,019
6 Cranberry - 1 cup (whole) 8,983
7 Artichoke (cooked) - 1 cup (hearts), ORAC value 7,904
8 Blackberry - 1 cup, ORAC value 7,701
9 Prune - Half cup, ORAC value 7,291
10 Raspberry - 1 cup, ORAC value 6,058
11 Strawberry - 1 cup, ORAC value 5,938
12 Red Delicious Apple - 1 whole, ORAC value 5,900
13 Granny Smith Apple - 1 whole, ORAC value 5,381
14 Pecan - 1 ounce, ORAC value 5,095
15 Sweet Cherry - 1 cup, ORAC value 4,873
16 Black plum 1 whole, ORAC value 4,844
17 Russet Potato (cooked) - 1 whole, ORAC value 4,649
18 Black Bean (dried) - Half cup, ORAC value 4,181
19 Plum - 1 whole, ORAC value 4,118
20 Gala Apple - 1 whole, ORAC value 3,903
Source : Wikipedia
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