March 26, 2012

Eat some more popcorn - it's good for you

Interesting bit of information — from Science Daily:

Popcorn: The Snack With Even Higher Antioxidants Levels Than Fruits and Vegetables
Popcorn's reputation as a snack food that's actually good for health popped up a few notches as scientists recently reported that it contains more of the healthful antioxidant substances called “polyphenols” than fruits and vegetables.

They spoke at the 243rd National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), in San Diego on March 25.

Joe Vinson, Ph.D., a pioneer in analyzing healthful components in chocolate, nuts and other common foods, explained that the polyphenols are more concentrated in popcorn, which averages only about 4 percent water, while polyphenols are diluted in the 90 percent water that makes up many fruits and vegetables.

The dilution makes all the difference in the world.

Posted by DaveH at March 26, 2012 06:32 PM
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