What are Antioxidants?

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Let’s Talk Tannin Antioxidants:

The dark coloring in many fruits, vegetables and other plants; such as red wine, blueberries, dark chocolate, etc., are due to tannin antioxidants.  Recently, these tannin rich foods have been much in the news for their many health benefits.  Onyx and Hi-Tannin Bran sorghum are some of the very best sources of tannins, as measured by Oxygen Free Radical Absorbance Capacity; (ORAC) values, which measures the potential foods have to neutralize harmful free radicals. In fact, 5 of the top 20 ORAC rich foods are varieties of sorghum.

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The Best Sources of Tannin

ONYXTM sorghum is one of the very best sources of tannins, which is why it is the key ingredient in all of our Grain Berry Cereals, baking mixes and pastas

The Best Sources of Tannin

ONYXTM sorghum is one of the very best sources of tannins, (see "Foods Rich in Tannins" chart); which is why it is thekey ingredient in all of our Grain Berry Cereals, baking mixes and pastas

tanin rich foods

Sun-Activated Antioxidants

In addition to having a lot of antioxidants, Onyx has a unique array of antioxidants; namely hi-tannins and 3 Deoxy Anthocyanins, a combination found nowhere else, and they help combat all 6 of the known free radicals as shown in the Onyx Lab Results below.

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ONYXTMCombats Free Radicals

Imagine a new, natural whole grain that can fight a full spectrum of free radical attacks to our bodies! That's what ONYXTM provides, a unique combination of hi-tannin and sun-activated 3 Deoxy Anthocyanins, (3-D Antioxidants). These rare and powerful antioxidants are activated by the sun just before harvest. See how ONYXTM combats free radicals in the chart:

ONYXTM Combats Free Radicals

Imagine a new, natural whole grain that can fight a full spectrum of free radical attacks to our bodies! that's what ONYXTM provides, a unique combination of hi-tannin and sun-activated 3 Deoxy Anthocyanins, (3-D Antioxidants). These rare and powerful antioxidants are activated by the sun just before harvest. See how ONYXTM combats free radicals in the chart:

onyx lab results

What are free-radicals?

Free radicals are created by our bodies during digestion and metabolism and from such sources as UV light radiation, engine exhaust, second hand smoke, and other forms of pollution and stress.  Free radicals attack our billions of cells and over time can lead to a wide array of diseases, such as cancers, heart disease and diabetes, among others.  Antioxidants job is to bind with and neutralize free radicals.