Popcorn is made up of three primary structures, which include the endosperm, containing soft and hard starch granules, the germ and the pericarp. The starch serves as the energy source for the germ, also known as the embryo or the living part of the popcorn kernel.Know More
Popcorn is a cereal grain maize product obtained from a wild grass. When heated, the popcorn expands from the kernel and puffs up. It is the only type of corn that pops due to its tough moisture-sealed hull called the pericarp and the popcorn's dense starchy interior.
Popcorn is consumed as a nutritional snack. Air-popped popcorn is rich in dietary fiber and antioxidants.Learn more about Nuts & Grains
Colored popcorn is made by pouring a hot gelatin solution over fully-popped popcorn and baking it in an oven. The gelatin mixture consists of butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and any color of gelatin powder. The solution is mixed over low heat before it is stirred over the popcorn to coat the snack fully, then baked on an aluminum-foil-lined cookie sheet for a few minutes to set.Full Answer >
There are numerous non-starchy vegetables, including asparagus, beans, broccoli, carrots, celery, mushrooms and tomatoes. These vegetables are low carbohydrate and have a low glycemic index.Full Answer >
An apple contains less than half a gram of starch that comes from the fruit's total carbohydrate content. An apple has a total amount of about 25 grams of carbohydrates.Full Answer >
It is possible to roast hazelnuts still in the shell. Roasting hazelnuts while still in the shell makes it easier to remove the nuts from their shells and add a depth of flavor to the nut. Hazelnuts can be eaten raw, chopped to make a pastry coating or ground into a paste to make hazelnut butter.Full Answer >