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in a moment of sheer desperation,

Would you ever count popcorn as a vegetable?

 
lovinangels

Asked by lovinangels at 10:17 PM on Sep. 20, 2009 in Just for Fun

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  • http://www.ehow.com/facts_5209495_nutritional-value-popcorn.html?ref=Track2&utm_source=ask


    According to popcorn.org (who knew there was such a site!), plain popcorn is a very healthy snack for people with diabetes.


    I always knew it was low in calories, but I never thought of it as "good for you."  I thought I read somewhere that the labels say Og trans fat, but any product with less than 1.5g of trans fat per serving can list it as 0 . . . and that microwave popcorn is one of those products.

    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 10:29 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • lol i never thought of it that way. it is kind of a healthy snack if air popped without a bunch of butter. now you got me thinkin lol
    AmandaN1

    Answer by AmandaN1 at 10:20 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Read: day two, three servings of lean protein and unlimited fruits and veggies.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:20 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • No. Never in my life would have I ever thought of popcorn as a vegetable. To me, popcorn is salty air with shell skins that get stuck in my teeth! lol

    . . . . as you can see, I'm not a big popcorn fan. It's a rare occasion that I eat popcorn.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 10:21 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Hmmm... Good question. I guess you could, I mean it's corn right?
    HMHUTSON

    Answer by HMHUTSON at 10:24 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • 4. Don't forget trans fat. The saturated fat that's listed on most popcorn labels looks admirably low. But microwave popcorns are usually made with partially hydrogenated oils. That means they also contain trans fat, which can raise your blood cholesterol about as much as saturated fat does. (Pre-popped popcorn in bags is seldom made with hydrogenated oil.)


    Last September, when we analyzed Orville Redenbacher's Natural Microwave Popcorn, for example, we found that it had as much trans as saturated fat. So we've limited our "Best Bites" to popcorns with less than one gram of saturated fat per serving. Even if they also contain trans fat, that would keep their total artery-clogging fat (saturated plus trans) to less than two grams.

    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 10:31 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • Sorry, I'm bored. I don't mean to be hijacking your post with facts about popcorn and trans fat . . . lol!
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 10:31 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • There was no hijacking, I'm chewing happily now!
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 10:34 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • No. Just fiber and a little protein.
    tiggermom803

    Answer by tiggermom803 at 11:41 PM on Sep. 20, 2009

  • No. Excellent source of fiber though!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 AM on Sep. 21, 2009