Popcorn (popped corn, popcorns or pop-corn) is a variety of corn kernel, Popcorn is quite simply, a type of corn that has a hard endosperm, hull, or shell, containing a starchy interior. When this popping corn is heated, the pressure inside the hull increases and eventually a POP! occurs. There are a number of varieties of popcorn, including types that are meant to be cooked in a microwave, as well as other unaltered kernels that can be made in small appliances specifically made for popping corn
Yellow popcorn kernels is low in calories and filling, which is helpful when you're trying to limit your calorie intake to either lose weight or maintain a healthy weight. Three cups of popped yellow popcorn counts as one whole-grain serving.
A 1/8-cup serving of unpopped yellow popcorn kernels, which makes 4 cups of popped corn, contains just 90 calories. When it comes to fullness, how much you eat matters more than the number of calories. Yellow popcorn is a smart snack choice if you're trying to eat more and weigh less
Popcorn has concentrated levels of healthy antioxidants since it has only 4 percent water whereas fruits and vegetables have 90 percent water, causing polyphenols to be diluted. Also, it is one of the only snacks, which is an unprocessed whole grain
Women need 25 grams of fiber a day, and men should get 38 grams. Including high-fiber snacks such as yellow popcorn in your diet can help you meet your daily fiber needs. Increasing your daily fiber intake offers a number of health benefits.
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