Antioxidant Superstar

Dried plums ranked #1 in antioxidant power

by Erin Moroney

Looking to boost your antioxidant intake? Check out the humble dried plum (aka prune). . .

A study by Tufts University in Boston measured the antioxidant value of common fruits and vegetables and found that dried plums are the food ranked #1 in antioxidant power– and by a long shot. Using an analysis called ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) the team were able to measure the antioxidant units and compare them. And amazingly, they discovered that dried plums contain more than twice the antioxidants of blueberries (well known for its superfood status!).

Dried plums (the first ingredient in Nibble) are packed with fibre and an array of vitamins and minerals including potassium, iron, boron (needed for bone health), vitamin K and beta-carotene. They also contain over 40% less sugar than dates!

Check out the other top-scoring antioxidant fruit and veg (ORAC units per 100 gram):
Dried plums⭐️ 5570
Raisins 2830
Blueberries 2400
Blackberries 2036
Kale 1770
Strawberries 1540
Spinach 1260
Raspberries 1220
Alfalfa sprouts 930
Brussels sprouts 980
Broccoli Flowers 890

by Erin Moroney
Nibble Founder

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