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Different things you didn’t know about popcorn

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Popcorn quotes in movies have always been an entertaining part. While they are not just one type of quote, it is the most memorable quote of their respective movie. I’ve always wanted to compile a list of my favorite ones and now I’m going through them all.

Popcorn is a whole grain

Popcorn is a whole grain, and it’s a good source of fiber. It also contains more antioxidants than any other common snack food.

When you pop popcorn on the stove, you can control the amount of butter and salt that goes into it. But if you buy microwave popcorn, there’s no way to know how many calories and fat grams are in each serving.

Popcorn is low in calories, fat-free and cholesterol-free. One cup of air-popped popcorn has about 31 calories, while one cup of microwaved popcorn has about 41 calories.

If you prefer a salty treat over sweets, popcorn can be a good choice for satisfying your sweet tooth.

If you’re trying to lose weight or reduce your sodium intake, look for low-sodium varieties of popcorn at the grocery store or choose plain air-popped kernels instead of flavored ones.

Popcorn has a healthy amount of fiber.

In fact, one cup of air-popped popcorn contains just 30 calories and 2 grams of fat, as well as 2 grams of dietary fiber. That’s 20 percent of the daily value for fiber, morethan in most other snacks or side dishes.

The antioxidants in popcorn may help fight cancer.

Antioxidants can help protect the body from disease-causing free radicals, which are molecules that cause damage to cells and their DNA. Some research suggests that antioxidants may play a role in preventing certain types of cancer (like prostate cancer), but more research is needed to determine whether popcorn really does provide this benefit.

Popcorn is mostly air.

Popcorn has more to do with the way it pops than what goes into it. The kernel begins as a hard ball of starch surrounded by a tough shell. When heated, the shell bursts, releasing steam and carbon dioxide which inflates the kernel. This is why popcorn pops.

The popcorn kernel itself is actually a fruit, or technically a seed, that grows on the plant PoaceaeZea mays. Once the kernels are harvested, they are dried before being packaged and sold.

Popcorn is also rich in fiber and antioxidants like quercetin and kaempferol found in other fruits and vegetables. Quercetin has been shown to decrease inflammation while kaempferol may help prevent cancer cell growth and kill off free radicals that can damage cells.

Popped popcorn can be considered fat-free, but the butter and salt may not be friendly for the waistline.

Popped popcorn can be considered fat-free, but the butter and salt may not be friendly for the waistline.

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, one cup of popped popcorn has just 17 calories. But those calories come from a variety of sources, including fat and fiber.

Popped popcorn is made up of two main parts: the hull and the endosperm, which are both rich in fiber. The hull is also high in protein and minerals, including magnesium, zinc, and iron.

The endosperm is mostly starch, with some protein mixed in as well. The kernel itself also contains some protein as well as small amounts of fat and sugar.

But don’t let this information fool you into thinking that popcorn is healthy food, it isn’t. While it does contain vitamins and minerals, it’s still very low in nutrients compared to other foods.

That being said, if you’re looking for something crunchy and salty to munch on while watching your favorite movie or TV show (or even during), popcorn can certainly fit that bill.

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