Would you ever count popcorn as a vegetable?
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.
Answer by BridgetC140 at 10:29 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
Answer by AmandaN1 at 10:20 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
Answer by lovinangels at 10:20 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
Answer by BridgetC140 at 10:21 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
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.
Answer by lovinangels at 10:34 PM on Sep. 20, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:28 AM on Sep. 21, 2009