Regarding ANDI, it was defined by Dr. Joel Fuhrman, adopted by whole foods market nationally in all their stores since 2010.
Here is how ANDI score is calculated – you decided if it’s useful or if its notoriously flawed or for entertainment only!
To determine the ANDI scores, an equal-calorie serving of each food was evaluated. The following nutrients were included in the evaluation: fiber, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, selenium, vitamin A, beta carotene, alpha carotene, lycopene, lutein and zeaxanthin, vitamin E, vitamin C, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin B12, choline, vitamin K, phytosterols, glucosinolates, angiogenesis inhibitors, organosulfides, aromatase inhibitors, resistant starch, resveratrol plus ORAC score. ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbance Capacity) is a measure of the antioxidant or radical scavenging capacity of a food. For consistency, nutrient quantities were converted from their typical measurement conventions (mg, mcg, IU) to a percentage of their Dietary Reference Intake (DRI).
Its only a guideline, just because Kale has an ANDI score of 1000 and figs only 60. It doesn’t mean you can live on just Kale! I might try to add more Kale to what I eat but I would rather grow nectarines/figs any day than Kale