In terms of nutritional value, Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in dietary fibre and antioxidants, its naturally low in calories, gluten-free, and non-GMO, which makes it a great fit for today’s health conscious consumer.
It is also low in fat, and free of sugar and sodium. As a result, it makes an attractive snack food option when compared to other snack foods available today. It also makes an attractive snack for people with dietary restrictions on the intake of calories, fat or sodium if cooked and serves correctly.
Popcorn nuti facts
When it comes to healthy snacks, plain popcorn is at the top of most nutritionists’ recommendation lists. Air-popped and eaten plain, popcorn is low in calories and fat and high in fiber and beneficial antioxidants, especially when compared to other common snack foods. Popcorn is a whole-grain food that can be eaten as part of healthy diet that includes at least six servings of grains every day.
Features Plain, air-popped popcorn contains about 30 calories and 1 gram of fiber per cup. The nutritional value of other types of popcorn products varies greatly, depending on the type of ingredients that are added. If you buy microwavable, stove-top or packaged popcorn, check the nutrition facts label to see how many calories, grams of fat and milligrams of salt the product contains. For the healthiest popcorn, compare brands and varieties and choose those with the lowest calories and least fat and salt.
The two healthiest was to have popcorn are air-popped and microwave popcorns.
Freshly air-popped popcorn, with no additives like salt, sugar, flavourings, butter, doesn’t contain many calories at all and the great thing is that its low in fat and carbohydrates. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a 3 cup serving of white, air-popped popcorn has only 92 calories, 1 gram of fat and 1 milligram of sodium. It also has 2.9 grams of protein, 18.7 grams of carbs and 3.6 grams of dietary fibre. It also contains no cholesterol.
You can get your microwave popcorn at your local supermarket of convenience store. It is truly a hassle-free alternative for having freshly popped popcorn, for those people who don’t enjoy using an air popper.
POPCORN IS NOT ONLY NUTRITIOUS, BUT VERSATILE.
Want to find a nutritious snack without putting on weight? Popcorn is ideal if it is eaten without adding any extras. A naturally good tasting snack, many families include it as a healthy snack in the lunchboxes of their children. Popcorn is high in dietary fibre low in simple sugars and saturated fats, particularly if air popped. It’s nutritional value can decrease when other ingredients like sugar, salt and butter are added. Air popped is much better nutritionally speaking compared to cooking kernels in oil or butter. Commercially available popcorn machines are widely available, as are prepackaged, microwavable popcorn.
What else can you use popcorn for?
Why not string some popcorn next time you decorate your Christmas tree? Sending a package in the mail or by courier? Why not use air- popped corn to protect your fragile items?