The tasty treat contains more polyphenols — powerful antioxidants — than many fruits and vegetables.
Good news for the summer movie crowd: Popcorn actually contains more polyphenols— powerful antioxidants—than many fruits and vegetables.
A new study performed at the University of Scranton fo
und that popcorn contains about 300 milligrams of polyphenols per serving, as opposed to the 160mg found in a serving of any kind of fruit.
You’ll also take in one gram of fiber for every cup of air-popped popcorn, which packs only six grams of carbs.
Most varieties of microwave, movie-theater, and kettle popcorn cancel out these health benefits with ungodly a
mounts of added fat, sodium, and sugar, so prepare your own. If you don’t have an air popper, cook it in a pot with a l
ight amount of vegetable oil.
Kernels of Truth
Air-popped popcorn contains 31 calories per cup. Oil-popped popcorn contains 55.
360°F: the average temperature needed for popcorn to start popping
All popcorn is whole grain, a source of complex carbs.
Unpopped kernels are called “old maids.”