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Popcorn kernels are the seeds of the popcorn plant, Zea mays everta. They are a type of whole grain that is high in fibre and low in calories. Popcorn kernels are typically popped in hot oil or air to create a light, fluffy snack.
Here are some of the benefits of eating popcorn kernels:
- High in fibre: Popcorn kernels are a good source of fibre, which can help to promote digestive health and regularity. Fibre can also help to lower cholesterol levels and blood sugar levels.
- Low in calories: Popcorn kernels are a low-calorie snack, with only about 19 calories per cup of popped popcorn. This makes them a good choice for people who are trying to lose weight or maintain a healthy weight.
- Whole grain: Popcorn kernels are whole grain, which means that they contain all of the parts of the grain kernel, including the bran, germ, and endosperm. Whole grains are a good source of nutrients, such as B vitamins, iron, and magnesium.
In addition to the benefits listed above, popcorn kernels are also a good source of antioxidants. Antioxidants can help to protect cells from damage caused by free radicals.