Today is National Popcorn Day!

Here are some Fun Popping Facts about the corn all but 8% of love.

 72% of people munch on popcorn while watching scary movies (Redbox)

– Americans will eat two tons of popcorn on Super Bowl Sunday (Domino’s)

– 29% of people bring their own popcorn to the movies (Mintel)

– Delish magazine claims Hidden Valley Ranch is now selling ranch-flavored seasoned popcorn

– Favorite movie foods… popcorn followed by candy, ice cream and nachos (Chilean Blueberries)

And it’s good for you!!!!

A study by the University of Scranton (Pennsylvania) reveals that popcorn has more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables. Popcorn has higher levels of concentrated antioxidants because it only contains 4% water while fruits and vegetables are made up of 90% water. Researchers discovered that one serving of popcorn has 300mg of antioxidants or nearly double the 160mg for all fruits per serving. They also found that the crunchy hulls of popcorn have the highest concentration of antioxidants and fiber.



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