Popcorn has been a perfect snack for most families to have while watching TV. It is available in many flavors such as caramel, plain salted, tomato, cheese, Dill Pickle, Salt and Vinegar, Cheese, White Cheddar, Holiday Corn, and White Popcorn.
Many people consider popcorn a diet food since it does not contain sugar, is light, fluffy, and easily digestible. Popcorn contains healthy carbohydrates, which makes it a good source of energy. Popcorn is a whole grain food and a wholesome source of fiber. Popcorn is a great option that works to restrain hunger between meals. People can feast on popcorn instead of starving and staying hungry until the next meal.
Popcorn is available in two varieties, buttered and unbuttered. Large buttered movie popcorn normally contains 1500 calories a cup. However, for diet conscious people, unbuttered popcorn is available that contains only about 50 calories per cup.
Unbuttered popcorn is a good staple for low-calorie diet. Unbuttered popcorn can become boring and tasteless after some time. There are many things people can do to make unbuttered popcorn a tastier snack. A dash of cinnamon, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic and onion salt, peanuts and raisins can add to the flavor. These are options that make unbuttered popcorn a little sweeter or a savory to suit the palate.
People can make popcorn at home or purchase it ready made from local stores. There are grocery stores that sell sugar-free, reduced calorie caramel corn, plain salted unbuttered instant popcorn and many other varieties. Corn kernels are also available that can be popped at home. People can also choose from many different colors and types of popcorn and popcorn oils from grocery shops. However, all varieties of colored popcorn pop a shade of white, but each color does have its own exclusive appearance, texture and most importantly flavor.