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Popcorn is a kind of corn kernel that expands and puffs up when heated and the kernel’s strong hull contains the seed’s hard, starchy shell endosperm, and the kernel turns to steam when heated. This article discusses popcorn things.

It is an efficiently healthy snack. Because there are whole grains and high fiber. These are linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancers, and other health problems.

It is never considered to be junk, as it delivers huge fiber and also contents of protein to the body.

Cooking popcorn in healthy oils, like olive and avocado, keeps your heart healthy, because these oils are rich in monounsaturated fats. A small amount of daily popcorn can be a very good choice. Don’t overdo and make sure that you stick to the recommended serving sizes.

When it comes to popcorn and chips, popcorn is the healthier snack option. It is lower in calories and fat, but it has a higher fiber content so it is more filling than chips. Air-popped and lightly seasoned one is the healthiest type of popcorn for snack food.

 

What is it actually made of ? 

Popcorn is one of all the 6 corn types and is a cereal grain. It originates from a wild grass. It is the only type of corn to actually pop and it has three main components:

  • Firstly, endosperm
  • Secondly, germ 
  • Thirdly pericarp

The pericarp – hull or bran.

Types : 

  • White
  • Butterfly-styled
  • Mushroom-styled
  • Ladyfinger
  • Red, Blue, Purple, and Yellow
  • Dutchman’s

Shapes: 

Popcorn comes in two basic shapes— butterfly and mushroom. Butterfly type has a very irregular shape with large bumps and it has a light crispy texture but can break easily, but the mushroom-shaped type is round with a rough surface.

 

ALSO READ: The vitalness of minerals

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