Question by  page89 (11)

What is an orac score?


Answer by  PJ24 (220)

ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. It is a measure for the antioxidant levels of food and other chemical substances.


Answer by  medstudent (20)

ORAC stands for Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity. An ORAC score is a measure of a substance's antioxidant properties; a higher score corresponds to a higher antioxidant value.


Answer by  Girish (36)

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity or (ORAC) is the measure of antioxidant capacity in biological systems. Frequently, food stuffs are tested using orac score. According to some scientists, antioxidants play an important role in ageing. Hence this proves to be an important measure to determine the antioxidant content of a food.


Answer by  marxistlove (7)

Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) score is a way to measure antioxidant level in food/chemicals. If food has a high ORAC score, it means the food is high in antioxidants.


Answer by  sherwin (31)

ORAC score is a method of measuring the anti-oxidant capacity of different foods and supplements it was develop by scientist at the national institutes of health


Answer by  stevenhuynh (86)

It measures how many antioxidants are in a food. It's done in a lab. Antioxidants eliminate free radicals in the body. Free radicals can cause disease such as cancer. The higher the ORAC score, the more antioxidants the food has.

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