What is ORAC units?

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First off, "ORAC Units" is plural, and so Im sure you meant to ask what ARE ORAC Units. (come on people i didnt even go to high school lol jk! no but i really didnt)

ORAC is a system/unit of measurement standing for and quantifying

Oxygen Radical Absorption Capacity.

As read on the back of my canister of 'Amazing Grass' (i swear im not trying to plug anything) brand antioxidant drink powder, which i use with my juicer, "Antioxidants support the body's natural ability to neutralize free radicals. Their power is measured through a system called ORAC. Broccoli has 900 ORAC units per 3.5oz serving, and carrots, about 210 units".

This particular brand boasts 15000 Units per very small (7g) scoop, and tastes fine. (although i already love the flavor of my juices. That sounds dirty...maybe i'll edit that part out.)

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