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December 2013

Popcorn contains more antioxidants than fruits.

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According to new research by American scientists from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania.

In particular, scientists argue that popcorn contains polyphenols, beneficial antioxidants at much higher concentrations than fruit.

This is because the content of popcorn in water is limited to 4%, while the concentration of fruits and vegetables in water reaches 90% , resulting in polyphenols dissolve.

What is even more striking, however, is that the bark of popcorn – the most “annoying” piece that sticks to the teeth-has the highest concentrations of polyphenols and higher nutritional value.

As they note, the popcorn is the only snack foods that are not processed and a portion covering 70% of the daily requirement for cereals.

However, the researchers warn that popcorn can easily turn into “nutrition bomb”, depending on how cooked, as excessive amounts of oil, butter or salt add fat and calories

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