ANDI Guide

ANDI stands for "Aggregate Nutrient Density Index." An ANDI score shows the nutrient density of a food on a scale from 1 to 1000 based on nutrient content. ANDI scores are calculated by evaluating an extensive range of micronutrients, including vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals and antioxidant capacities.

Green Vegetables

Vegetable

ANDI Score

1. Mustard/Turnip/Collard Greens

1000

2. Kale

1000

3. Watercress

1000

4. Bok Choy/Baby Bok Choy

824

5. Spinach

739

6. Broccoli Rabe

715

7. Chinese/Napa Cabbage

704

8. Brussels Sprouts

672

9. Swiss Chard

670

10. Arugula

559


Nongreen Vegetables

Vegetable

ANDI Score

1. Radish

554

2. Bean Sprouts

444

3. Red Pepper

366

4. Radicchio

359

5. Turnip

337

6. Carrot

336

7. Cauliflower

295

8. Artichoke

244

9. Tomato

190

10. Butternut Squash

156


Beans

Vegetable

ANDI Score

1. Lentils

104

2. Red Kidney Beans

100

3. Great Northern Beans

94

4. Adzuki Beans

84

5. Black Beans

83

6. Black-Eyed Peas

82

7. Pinto Beans

61

8. Edamame

58

9. Split Peas

58

10. Chickpeas (Garbanzos)

57


Nuts & Seeds

Nuts & Seeds

ANDI Score

1. Sunflower Seeds

78

2. Sesame Seeds

65

3. Flax Seeds

65

4. Pumpkin Seeds

52

5. Pistachios

48

6. Pecans

41

7. Almonds

38

8. Walnuts

34

9. Hazelnuts

32

10. Cashews

27


Fruit

Fruit

ANDI Score

1. Strawberries

212

2. Blackberries

178

3. Plum

157

4. Raspberries

145

5. Blueberries

130

6. Papaya

118

7. Orange

109

8. Cantaloupe

100

9. Kiwi

97

10. Watermelon

91

11. Peach

73

12. Apple

72

13. Cherries

68

14. Pineapple

64

15. Apricot

60