Herbal Medicine

Which has more antioxidants a blueberry or a acai berry

Antioxidant phytochemicals Antioxidant phytochemicals
A recent report using a standardized oxygen radical absorbance capacity or ORAC analysis on a freeze-dried acai powder found that this powder showed a high antioxidant effect against peroxyl radical (1027 micromol TE/g). This is approximately 10% more than lowbush blueberry or cranberry on a dry weight basis (Wu, 2004). The ORAC value for this freeze-dried powder was significantly higher than when other methods of drying the fruit were tested (Schauss, 2006c). Other powders with ORAC values this high include cinnamon (2675 micromol TE/g), cloves (3144 micromol TE/g), turmeric (2001 micromol TE/g) and dried oregano (1593 micromol TE/g) (Wu, 2004).

SOURCE:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acai

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(Abstract)
Antioxidant Capacity and Other Bioactivities of the Freeze-Dried Amazonian Palm Berry, Euterpe oleraceae Mart. (Acai)

Web Release Date: October 7, 2006
Copyright © 2006 American Chemical Society

SOURCE:
http://pubs.acs.org/cgi-bin/abstract.cgi/jafcau/2006/54/i22/abs/jf0609779.html





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