What is Your ORAC value?--Hint inside
- 01-30-2008, 05:23 PM
- 01-30-2008, 06:19 PM
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity?
Why are you talking about my ORAC value? Are you planning on eating me? Should I run and hide somewhere?
How many μmol/dag are we looking at?
01-30-2008, 06:27 PM
01-30-2008, 06:35 PM
That is an impressive number.
Blueberries have approximately 2400 μmol/dag, in case someone's wondering how they compare.
Here's a nice article I found on ORAC foods. Eat your veggies, folks.
High-ORAC Foods May Slow Aging / February 8, 1999 / News from the USDA Agricultural Research Service
01-30-2008, 06:47 PM
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01-30-2008, 06:57 PM
Let's also not forget that FR oxidation propagates.
01-30-2008, 07:05 PM
01-30-2008, 07:28 PM
Not what I was alluding to, but you are correct. Fat is oxidized for energy (which is why you breathe).
When a free radical comes "rams" into another chemical in the body, it destroys said chemical (of function) and produces more free radicals. Free Radicals are like bunnies, they multiply Autooxidations and other free radical chain reactions have three stages:
Essentially, more and more and more free radicals are formed until something comes to stop it.
In the case of an anti-oxidant, they work sorta like a bodyguard wearing a bullet proof vest. A free radical collides into it, and it's just like "Whatever, little unstably charged punk. Can't break this!"
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01-30-2008, 09:04 PM
everything USP makes is impressive.. further solidifying my theory that someone somehow made a pact with the devil
01-30-2008, 09:12 PM
01-30-2008, 09:20 PM
The value for Aronia melanocarpa (chokeberry)has not been included in the chart, which according to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aronia, has "one of the highest values yet recorded, of 16,100 micromoles of Trolox Eq. per 100 g (Wu et al. 2004)."
Is it higher than this J?
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