Blueberries are one of the most nutrient-dense foods in the world and are believed to contain the highest antioxidant capacity of ALL commonly consumed fruits and vegetables which is why they rank so highly on these nutritional indexes.
ORAC stands for oxygen radical absorbance capacity, a measure of the ability of a food or any other substance to quench oxygen free radicals in a test tube. In other words – a measure of the antioxidant capacity of a food or substance
The large quantities of bioactive compounds place blueberries high on the Aggregate Nutrient Density Index (ANDI). This index rates foods based on their vitamin and mineral content, phytochemical composition, and antioxidant capacity.
Foods with the most nutrients per calorie have the highest rankings, and blueberries are placed among the top fruits and vegetables for nutrient density.
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