Did you know that popcorn without any oils added is a 100% whole grain food and one serving provides more than 70% of our recommended daily dietary need? Along with the high fiber it provides it also contains a significant amount of the class of antioxidants known as polyphenols and while it should never replace fresh fruits and vegetables, it actually has 2-3 times the amount of those polys as compared with corn, or any fruit.
If you want to keep your popcorn free of animal products, buy the bottle of kernels and pop it in a machine, or just a pot with a lid. Locally, Publix brand of microwaveable popcorn is also free of animal products. If you are watching your calories, you will want to limit your serving size and avoid most toppings, like butter, oil or grated cheese. I love my popcorn with nutritional yeast which gives it a cheesy flavor.
Of course tomorrow there will probably be another study that tells us all the bad things about popcorn. But that’s a topic for another day!
The best thing about today is that is THE LAST day of winter. Hold on, cause spring is about to ….spring!