Tart Cherries Rank High on the ORAC Scale

Jan 19
 Tart Cherries: Source of Vital Antioxidants Brunswick Laboratories, Wareham, MA recently conducted extensive nutraceutical evaluations and ORAC testing on four Montmorency tart cherry products. Dr. Boxin Ou, principal research scientist at Brunswick Laboratories and one of the leading scientists in the U.S. on phytochemicals in plant foods, filed these scientific notes on the evaluations. [caption id="attachment_946" align="alignleft" width="125" caption="Dried Cherries from Traverse Bay Farms"]Dried Cherries from Traverse Bay Farms[/caption] Tart cherries have some of the highest ORAC values of tested fruits and vegetables. The results are per 100 grams of each product.. Dried tart cherries have 6,800 ORAC units Cherry Juice Concentrate have over 12,000 ORAC units Frozen tart cherries have 2,033 ORAC units Canned water-packed tart cherries have 1,700 ORAC units

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