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The health benefits of popcorn

Popcorn exploding from a pink cup

Popcorn might not seem to be the most nutritious snack, but there are actually healthy reasons to love it.

Classified as a whole grain, popcorn provides gut-loving fibre, as well as disease-fighting antioxidants called polyphenols.

It also contains small amounts of zinc necessary for wound healing, plus iron for oxygen transport. Popcorn is also naturally low in kilojoules/calories!

Instead of butter and salt, try your popcorn with our healthy flavour pairings:

  • Dried oregano and parmesan, for a savoury twist
  • Paprika and cumin, for a Mexican flavour bomb
  • Cumin and chilli flakes, if you like your popcorn hot!
  • Honey and cocoa powder, for a lovely sweet finish.
First published: Feb 2022

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