Popcorn is only a time pass snack.
Popcorn is a wholesome food which aids digestion by providing necessary roughage. Health and medical groups regard popcorn as an excellent mealtime complement: it's sugar-free, fat-free, and low in calories. Popcorn is also a very economical grain so it's an inexpensive way to add fiber to your diet. It is a good source of carbohydrate energy and fiber. Low in both calories and fat, popcorn is literally "light" - one gallon of unbuttered popcorn weighs only 3 1/2 ounces - carrying a mere 390 calories. Popped popcorn is mostly air and has no artificial colors, preservatives or sugars to weigh it down. But because it's high in carbohydrates, protein and other nutrients, popcorn is one of the healthiest snacks around. Popcorn has:.more protein than any other cereal grain; .more iron than eggs, peanuts, spinach or roast beef; .more phosphorous and fiber than potato chips, ice cream cones or pretzels. .And 1 gram of fiber per cup is similar to 1/2 cup of bran flakes or a large apple with skin. Unpopped the popcorn kernel's general composition is: .71 per cent carbohydrate (principally starch) .10.5 per cent protein .3 per cent fat .13.5 per cent water .2 per cent mineral water