Is Popcorn a Superfood? + SPICY POPCORN RECIPE !

Can you eat an entire bowl of popcorn in one sitting?  Well guess what, it might actually be good for you!

New Research is suggesting Popcorn as a Powerful Superfood!

Current studies found that the amount of polyphenols (micronutrients that play a major part in preventing diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases) in popcorn was as high as 300 mg a serving! This can be compared to 114 mg for a serving of sweet corn and 160 mg for a serving of fruit. Also, popcorn is 100% unprocessed whole grain!

Now of course this does not include microwaved, butter soaked , candy coated popcorn.  A small popcorn from a typical movie theater is 45% fat and around 600 calories.  Ugh.  The healthiest way to make popcorn is to air pop it.  The second healthiest is to stove popped with a healthy oil, like coconut oil!  Here is a great Popcorn Recipe to try out:

Spicy Popcorn with Coconut Oil


  • 6 Tablespoons of coconut oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon curry powder
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • salt (optional)
  • 2 gallons of popped popcorn


Melt coconut oil in a saucepan over medium heat: stir in garlic, curry powder, chili powder, turmeric and cumin; heat for 1 minute. Reduce to low and simmer for 1 more minute. Pour over the popcorn and serve immediately.

Please share your healthy popcorn recipes!  I’d love to try them out all in one sitting 🙂 

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