I've decided to snack on Popcorn, which is Corn Kernels, after all. :) When eating popcorn I do not add salt or butter, it doesn't need it. There are so many varieties to choose from, you can even find blue and red kernels, which give a slight light blue and red hue to popped corn.
Popcorn is a whole grain, making it a good-for-you food. It provides energy-producing complex carbohydrates, contains fiber and is naturally low in fat, if not using added butter or oils. Popcorn satisfies the appetite and 3 cups worth is equal to one serving from the grain group.
|Nutrient||Unit||1 Value per|
|Total lipid (fat)||g||4.54||0.36||1.29|
|Carbohydrate, by difference||g||77.90||6.23||22.08|
|Fiber, total dietary||g||14.5||1.2||4.1|
|Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid||mg||0.0||0.0||0.0|
|Vitamin A, RAE||mcg_RAE||10||1||3|
|Vitamin A, IU||IU||196||16||56|
|Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol)||mg||0.29||0.02||0.08|
|Vitamin D (D2 + D3)||µg||0.0||0.0||0.0|
|Vitamin K (phylloquinone)||µg||1.2||0.1||0.3|
|Fatty acids, total saturated||g||0.570||0.046||0.162|
|Fatty acids, total monounsaturated||g||1.100||0.088||0.312|
|Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated||g||1.900||0.152||0.539|
Have you popped some corn lately?