Nutritional Facts For Popcorn

Popcorn is also a whole grain which is a variety of corn kernel. when the kernel is heated up under flame it get expands and puffs. So, as the corn pop up by heat, it is known as popcorn. As the corn seed contains 10-12% of moisture, it bursts when heated. As the corn comes under maize family, it is rich in soluble fiber.

Popcorn is one of the world’s healthiest and most popular snack foods. Sometimes popcorn is made up of lot of salt and fats which may lead to obesity by overeating them. For this reason, it is very important to prepare your popcorn the right way. Popcorn contains both good and bad health effects. But it is also loaded with many nutrients and health benefits.

Benefits

  • Rich In Antioxidants
  • High In Fiber
  • Helps In Weight Loss
  • Lower The Risk Of Cancers
  • Rich In Vitamins And Minerals

Although, popcorn is a whole grain, it is a gluten free snack. As it is rich in polyphenol antioxidants, it can lower the risk of heart diseases and cancers. Popcorn can reduce constipation as it is rich in fiber. 100g of popcorn contains about 15 gms of fiber. When compared to potato chips, popcorn is low in calories.

When buying a popcorn pack, make sure to choose less quantity packets as it helps in weight loss. You can loss your weight by taking them in moderate quantity. You should be very careful while purchasing popcorn as it also has some side effects. Because packing materials may contain some toxic substances.