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
Sodium alginate is primarily used in food as a stabilizer or thickener. Often it is used in the production of gel-like foods, but can also be found in dairy products and spreads, and even restructured meat, fish or produce products.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 >
According to the George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods, popcorn can be a healthy snack depending on its preparation methods. Rather than microwaving popcorn, air-pop kernels and add extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt afterward to reduce the calories. Organic popcorn is also less likely to contain pesticide residue or be genetically modified.Full Answer >
Popcorn can be healthy, depending on how it's prepared. Dry popped kernels made with hot air are generally healthy as long as oils, fats and sugars are not added.Full Answer >