Popcorn is a variety of corn and is made with Kernel seeds which forcefully expand and puffs up when we heat up in a flame. Secondly, it is a whole grain that is totally unprocessed with no additional preservatives and additives or GMOs. Popcorn will give you about 375 Calories per 100 grams which will fulfill your daily need intake of
whole grain and it is a very good snack for a diabetic person as it does not impact on your blood sugar levels. Popcorn contains a various number of vital nutrients like Vitamin (B6, A, E, &K) and also able to give you about 7-8 percent of the daily value of Calcium, Potassium, Sodium, Phosphorus, and Zinc.
Nutritional Facts or Calories in Popcorn:
Below are some beneficial nutritional facts of Popcorn per 100 grams of serving: Protein: 11 grams Carbohydrate: 74 grams Fibre: 13 grams Fat: 4.3 grams Sugar: 0.9 gramsa Cholesterol: 0.0mg Sodium: 7mg Potassium: 274mg Calories: 375Kcal Energy: 1670KJ
Act-II popcorn is manufactured by Golden Valley Microwave Foods Company and it is first mass-marketed shelf-stable microwave popcorn To make Act-II popcorn we need Covered pan or Pressure cooker and Instant Act-II popcorn packet. First of all, we have to do is take a pressure cooker and remove the whistle of the cooker, put the cooker on a flame. When the cooker is heated. Now, cut the packet of instant Act-II popcorn and add it in the cooker and covered the pressure cooker with its lid. In a few seconds, you will hear the crackling sound of the popcorn which are start expand and puffing up and when the sound of puffing stops open the lid of the pressure cooker. Your Act-II popcorn is ready.
Microwave popcorn is also prepared with a corn or kernel seeds with the help of microwave in just 3 minutes which gives you a mouth watery delicious and healthy taste. To make a microwave popcorn at home, the ingredients which are used are Butter, Salt, Packet of Act-II Popcorn, Gumdrops, etc. Next, we have to do is, melt the butter in a pan or microwave bowl then add the Act-II popcorn seeds and salt in that melted butter and mix it well. Now Heat the microwave oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease the plate of cookie in which you put that butter mixed seeds and then bake it for 4-5 minutes in an oven till the popcorn seed are expands and start puffing up. Your Microwave popcorn is ready.
Benefits of Popcorn:
• Popcorn is a whole wheat grain product so it is healthy for our body. • It also a good source of energy as it contains carbohydrate and protein. • Popcorn also contains Fibre which is a vital nutrient to our body for reducing weight and provide roughage the body needs in the daily diet. • Good for the diabetic person because it does not contain sugar and no preservatives or artificial additives and helps to maintain the blood sugar level.