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Table 1 Statistical descriptives of the Antioxidant Food Table and individual categories.

From: The total antioxidant content of more than 3100 foods, beverages, spices, herbs and supplements used worldwide

  Antioxidant content in mmol/100 g
  n mean median min max 25th percentile 75th percentile 90th percentile
Plant based foods a) 1943 11.57 0.88 0.00 2897.11 0.27 4.11 24.30
Animal based foods b) 211 0.18 0.10 0.00 1.00 0.05 0.21 0.46
Mixed foods c) 854 0.91 0.31 0.00 18.52 0.14 0.68 1.50
Categories         
1 Berries and berry products 119 9.86 3.34 0.06 261.53 1.90 6.31 37.08
2 Beverages 283 8.30 0.60 0.00 1347.83 0.15 2.37 3.64
3 Breakfast cereals 90 1.09 0.89 0.16 4.84 0.53 1.24 1.95
4 Chocolates and sweets 80 4.93 2.33 0.05 14.98 0.82 8.98 13.23
5 Dairy products 86 0.14 0.06 0.00 0.78 0.04 0.14 0.44
6 Desserts and cakes 134 0.45 0.20 0.00 4.10 0.09 0.52 1.04
7 Egg 12 0.04 0.04 0.00 0.16 0.01 0.06 0.14
8 Fats and oils 38 0.51 0.39 0.19 1.66 0.30 0.50 1.40
9 Fish and seafood 32 0.11 0.08 0.03 0.65 0.07 0.12 0.21
10 Fruit and fruit juices 278 1.25 0.69 0.03 55.52 0.31 1.21 2.36
11 Grains and grain products 227 0.34 0.18 0.00 3.31 0.06 0.38 0.73
12 Herbal/traditional plant medicine 59 91.72 14.18 0.28 2897.11 5.66 39.67 120.18
13 Infant foods and beverages 52 0.77 0.12 0.02 18.52 0.06 0.43 1.17
14 Legumes 69 0.48 0.27 0.00 1.97 0.12 0.78 1.18
15 Meat and meat products 31 0.31 0.32 0.00 0.85 0.11 0.46 0.57
16 Miscellaneous ingredients, condiments 44 0.77 0.15 0.00 15.54 0.03 0.41 1.70
17 Mixed food entrees 189 0.19 0.16 0.03 0.73 0.11 0.23 0.38
18 Nuts and seeds 90 4.57 0.76 0.03 33.29 0.44 5.08 15.83
19 Poultry and poultry products 50 0.23 0.15 0.05 1.00 0.12 0.23 0.59
20 Snacks, biscuits 66 0.58 0.61 0.00 1.17 0.36 0.77 0.97
21 Soups, sauces gravies, dressing 251 0.63 0.41 0.00 4.67 0.25 0.68 1.27
22 Spices and herbs 425 29.02 11.30 0.08 465.32 4.16 35.25 74.97
23 Vegetables and vegetable products 303 0.80 0.31 0.00 48.07 0.17 0.68 1.50
24 Vitamin and dietary supplements 131 98.58 3.27 0.00 1052.44 0.62 62.16 316.93
  1. a) Categories 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 12, 14, 18, 22, 23
  2. b) Categories 5, 7, 9, 15, 19
  3. c) Categories 4, 6, 8, 13, 16, 17, 20, 21