Thursday, June 10, 2010

Mojoba Antioxidant Values

Mojoba ORAC Values

One of the popular measures used to compare super foods antioxidant capacity is the ORAC (Oxygen radical absorbance capacity) scale. One recommendation is to intake 6000-10,000 ORAC units per day. This means, for instance for a 2500 calorie a day diet, 11500 ORAC would be required to restore antioxidant capacity. 

To understand how much of a specific food or foods you would need to eat to achieve this, take the number of ORAC units per day you desire (say 10000) and divide by the score of the food or foods. For instance, with bananas, having an ORAC of 8.79, you would need to eat 10000/8.79 = 1137 grams (about 2.5 pounds of bananas). 

Amount of Given Food Needed to Achieve 10000 ORAC Units

Food                              ORAC        Gs               Ps    Comments             
Bananas                         8                1137  2.5 10 med. bananas
Radishes(raw)               17                576           1.27 128 med radishes
Red Wine (Cab)            50                199           44  1.5 glasses of wine
Pomegranate fruit        105                  95                 21 pomegranates  
Acai Fruit                       167                   6              13 
Dark chocolate             208                  48             11 
Cloves                          3,144               3.2             007    38-50 cloves
Mojoba                         50,000           100                   Just 100g Wow!

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