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Subject: Health and nutrition
Category: Health > Women's Health
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Posted: 04 Oct 2004 14:06 PDT
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Question ID: 410251
Which fruits have the highest amount of antioxidants and which are the best for you?
Subject: Re: Health and nutrition
Answered By: tar_heel_v-ga on 04 Oct 2004 14:17 PDT

A study that appeared in the "Journal of Agricultural and Food
Chemistry" tested the antioxidant content in over 100 foods and ranked
the antioxident content per serving size.  The problem, they noted, is
that it is extremely difficult to actually measure antioxident levels.
The study showed that Cranberries, blueberries, and blackberries were
ranked highest among fruits.  Here are the top 20 foods, the serving
size and antioxident content per serving.

1  Small Red Bean (dried)  Half cup  13727  
2  Wild blueberry  1 cup  13427  
3  Red kidney bean (dried)  Half cup  13259  
4  Pinto bean  Half cup  11864  
5  Blueberry (cultivated)  1 cup  9019  
6  Cranberry  1 cup (whole)  8983  
7  Artichoke (cooked)  1 cup (hearts)  7904  
8  Blackberry  1 cup  7701  
9  Dried Prune  Half cup  7291  
10  Raspberry  1 cup  6058  
11  Strawberry  1 cup  5938  
12  Red Delicious apple  One  5900  
13  Granny Smith apple  One  5381  
14  Pecan  1 ounce  5095  
15  Sweet cherry  1 cup  4873  
16  Black plum  One  4844  
17  Russet potato (cooked)  One  4649  
18  Black bean (dried)  Half cup  4181  
19  Plum  One  4118  
20  Gala apple  One  3903
Antioxidant research

There were several other factors, the study noted, that determined the
AO content such as raw vs cooked.

Yet another study, this one in "Journal of Nutrition" ranked the top
antioxidant fruits:

Best Food Sources of Antioxidant Vitamins

I hope this answers your question.  If you need any additional
clarification, please let me know.



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