There are hundreds of wonderful antioxidants ranging from acai berries to oregano and turmeric. As a consumer you should know just because it has the highest antioxidant rating does not necessarily mean the product in your hand is going to be the best.
Cost per pound is always a factor the more expensive it is the less the manufacture can afford to put in the product. This is why I use turmeric it is up there in the 100 thousand range and the cost is relatively low, so I can afford to put lots of turmeric in the product called Rest Easy™ instead of fillers and other lower antioxidant rated materials
Here is a great article from Natural News
Did you know? Oregano delivers more antioxidants than blueberries, oranges or apples Tuesday, February 07, 2012 by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
(NaturalNews) Oregano, a common ingredient in Italian and Mexican cuisine, comes from the leaves of an herb native to the Mediterranean (not to be confused with Mexican oregano, native to the Americas), is one of the most concentrated antioxidant sources ever studied. According to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, its antioxidant activity is between three and 20 times higher than that of any other herb. Even well-known antioxidant-containing fruits fail to measure up: Oregano has four times the antioxidant activity of blueberries, 12 times that of oranges and 42 times that of apples.
While you can get some of these benefits from just cooking regularly with oregano, a more concentrated form may sometimes be required. That’s why the essential oil of oregano is a common remedy for bacterial, viral and parasitic infections. It’s so effective — and tastes so good — that some restaurants actually sprinkle oregano oil over their salad bars to prevent them from becoming breeding grounds for bacteria. And because of the high antioxidant content in the oil, it probably keeps the salad fresh for longer, too!
The best source I know for oregano is North American Herb and Spice, which offers a variety of oregano oil products under the “Oreganol P73” brand name (www.P-73.com). Gaia Herbs also makes a quality oregano supplement (www.GaiaHerbs.com).
I have personally used oregano as emergency medicine to completely eliminate digestive distress after eating what I found out was contaminated food. In fact, oregano kills e.coli, salmonella and virtually all other food-borne pathogens.
Personally, I don’t travel without it.
Source: 25 Amazing Facts About Food, authored by Mike Adams and David Guiterrez. This report reveals surprising things about where your food comes from and what’s really in it! Download the full report (FREE) by clicking here. Inside, you’ll learn 24 more amazing but true facts about foods, beverages and food ingredients. Instant download of the complete PDF. All 25 facts are documented and true.
When I travel I never leave without Rest Easy™ which is the fermented turmeric brew. Note turmeric is a lot cheaper than rosemary so when one is making these concentrated materials one can afford to use a whole lot more of the base ingredient to produce a higher quality product.
Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity (ORAC) is a laboratory analysis that provides an overall measure of a food’s antioxidant activity. The test works by challenging a food product with an oxidizing agent, and then measuring the overall capacity of that food to resist oxidation. Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/1133067
When you compare dried oregano which has a 175, 295 ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) value with the turmeric which has a 127,068 ORAC value these are outrageously high numbers in comparison to say basil at 4805 ORAC or Red wine at 4523 ORAC and tomatoes in the 520 ORAC range.
I designed Rest Easy™ with the intention to build ones immune system up so in addition to the turmeric we have a large full spectrum probiotics with organic and inorganic minerals to further turbo charge the turmeric. Thus one has a complete support system.