Antioxidants in Vegetables

Antioxidants are abundant in plant foods. They help protect your body from many chronic diseases and can slow the aging process. The table below shows some common vegetables and their antioxidant score. The higher the number, the better it is for you.

24.1

kale

23.2

garlic

17.0

spinach

15.8

Brussels sprouts

14.5

alfalfa sprouts

12.9

broccoli flowers

11.7

beets

8.1

red bell pepper

7.2

corn

5.6

onion

5.1

eggplant

5.1

cauliflower

4.8

cabbage

4.6

potato

4.3

sweet potato

4.1

leaf lettuce

3.9

string bean

3.4

carrot

2.8

yellow squash

2.3

iceberg lettuce

1.1

celery

1.1

cucumber

 From Antioxidant Capacity of Tea and Common Vegetables, J. Agric. Food Chem. 1996, 44, 3426-3431

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