Popcorn is a whole grain.
Popcorn is a great source for fiber.
Popcorn is an antioxidant.
Throw out those chips and cookies and bring on the popcorn! Be careful though, smothering this naturally healthy snack in salt, fat, sugar and flavorings turns natural goodness into junk food.
A survey conducted by the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey reported that popcorn eaters consumed an average of 250 percent more whole grains than non-popcorn eaters.
Dietary fiber is a major benefit of whole grains. Popcorn provides about 4 grams of dietary fiber for every 4 cups of popped corn.
While plain, natural popcorn is full of health benefits, microwave popcorn is usually packed with unhealthy oils, other additives and a lot more calories.
Kim and I pop our corn on the stove using extra virgin olive oil - only a small amount to keep the corn from burning, Air poppers are the best if you want the healthiest way to pop your corn. We enjoy Farmer Jeff's Baby Rice popcorn the best. It has fewer hulls and doesn't get hung up between your teeth. We also have red baby rice, tender white and tender yellow. We have the popcorn on our stand during the season, but if you are interested in trying some this winter and early spring, just contact us and we can make arrangements to get you some.