How to make healthy and healthy popcorn

If we asked you about a very consumed product in movie theaters, and that you surely ask for when you go to see your favorite movie, that is probably the popcorn. It is undoubtedly an extremely popular food, which we can also make at home and enjoy when we watch our favorite series, movie or TV show. And as we mentioned in a previous occasion, and as some recent scientific studies have shown, popcorn is a very healthy and healthy food, providing interesting benefits and both nutritional and curative properties.

Among those most staked and important benefits we can mention: fiber wealth, which helps you lose weight and lose weight by providing a feeling of fullness, helps reduce high cholesterol levels and triglycerides, they provide a high content in antioxidants (especially in polyphenols) useful to reduce the negative effects of free radicals, and also help reduce cancer risk precisely because of its rich polyphenols.

But as we told you in another article, we should keep in mind that The qualities that popcorn provide vary depending on the type and form of preparation. So, for example, it is not the same to make popcorn from raw corn at home, to opt for industrial popcorn to make in the microwave, or even for those offered in movie theaters. Obviously, they are much healthier than those we make at home with raw corn grains and olive or sunflower oil.

If you have a plan for this afternoon and you are going to watch a movie at home, you want to consume them as a delicious appetizer while chatting with friends, or you just want to enjoy their most important benefits and properties, what better than learn how to make healthy and healthy popcorn? We explain the ingredients and the necessary steps to prepare them easily at home.

Ingredients needed to make popcorn

To prepare popcorn you only need the following ingredients:

  • 60 to 70 gr. of raw corn grains
  • 2 tablespoons of olive or sunflower oil
  • Salt (optional)

Steps to prepare popcorn

  1. Cover the bottom of the pan with the oil of your choice and heat the fire until it is hot.
  2. Add the grains of corn without clumping and cover, leaving a small hole so that the steam can come out.
  3. Just when the first popcorn begins to sprout, reduce the temperature to medium level.
  4. Now wait for them to stop listening, which will indicate that they will all be ready. Finally extinguish the fire, uncover and serve.

If you want you can season to taste, for example adding a little salt.

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