- Popcorn is a whole grain that contains 40 or more nutrients.
- The germ in the popcorn kernel contains all of the B complex vitamins, plus vitamin E, Riboflavin and Thiamine.
- Popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain.
- Popcorn has more iron than eggs, peanuts, spinach or roast beef.
- The hull and outer layers are rich in iron, phosphorous and protein.
- Popcorn has more phosphorous and fiber than potato chips, ice cream cones or pretzels.
- Popcorn is a calorie counter's delight! Unbuttered popcorn only has between 25 and 55 calories per cup.
- Popcorn, a well know "funfood", is considered a wholesome snack by leading medical associations and nutrition professionals:
- The American Dental Association recommends popcorn as a sugar-free snack. Popcorn is listed by the ADA as a suggested sugar free, fat free and low=in-calories snack along with several other notables such as apples, pears, celery, plain yogurt, nuts and cheese.
- The National Cancer Instiitute (NCI), the federal government's cancer prevention agency, suggests fiber in the diet to reduce the risk of some forms of cancer.
- The American dietetic Association recommends popcorn as a high fiber snack food in their list of "10 Great Ways to Fiber Up!"
- The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research lists popcorn as a smart, low/no-sugar snack.
- The American Diabetes Association and the American Dietetic Association permit popcorn as a starch exchange on weight-control diets.
- The Feingold Diet for hyperactive children permits popcorn because it contains no artificial additives.
- Because popcorn contributes to the overall health andmaintenance of the body, the American Diabetes Association permit popcorn as a break exchange on weight control diets.
- Popcorn is listed third out of a list of 11 as Eleven Things That Don't Cause Cancer.
- Popcorn aids digestion by providing necessary roughage, also know as fiber.