According to the National Post's Jennifer Sygo, a dietitian at Cleveland Clinic Canada, fresh air popped popcorn is not hard to digest, although the extra ingredients that are put on it may be. By itself, popcorn is a healthy grain snack low in calories and high in fiber.Continue Reading
Jennifer Sygo states that popcorn is easiest to digest when it is air popped from fresh kernels. The high fiber content of popcorn helps to control digestive system flare-ups and keeps the bowels moving at a good rate. Adding a dash of butter and salt is acceptable to add taste while keeping the snack nutritional.
Sygo warns that microwavable popcorn and movie theater popcorn not only pack on excess calories that are devoid of nutritional value, they also include ingredients that may be hard to digest.Learn more about Food Facts
The origin of the term "old maids" for unpopped kernels of popcorn is unknown, but it has been in use for more than 100 years. For example, the term appeared in the 1947 edition of the "New England Cooking" cookbook by Ella S. Bowles and Dorothy S. Towle and in the May 21, 1949 edition of the Saturday Evening Post.Full Answer >
One interesting story about popcorn is that the oldest popcorn was discovered in central New Mexico. It's believed to be about 5,600 years old. It's said that ancient popcorn found in Peruvian tombs is so well-preserved it can still pop.Full Answer >
A large tub of popcorn from AMC Movie Theaters weighs in at 157 grams and has 1,030 calories. Included in those calories are 41 grams of fat and 579 milligrams of sodium.Full Answer >
There is a small amount of water found in every kernel of popcorn, and during the cooking process, this water initially turns to steam, which leads to a severe increase in pressure that causes the kernel to pop. The amount of water in every kernel is between 13.5 and 14 percent.Full Answer >