A U.S. study was led by the chemist Dr. Vinson from the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania. This study showed that some whole grains breakfast cereals and snack foods are a good source of polyphenols. (Polyphenols are antioxidants). BUT…Amazingly, popcorn passed the test with flying colors, having the most polyphenol of all tested foods, even fruits and veggies. I guess you are wondering how? Well fruits and vegetables has more water content which can dilute the antioxidant content in them. Where as the popcorn’s polyphenol is concentrated!
But, don’t even dream of giving up those beloved fruits and vegetables for popcorn my friends. Fruits and vegetables are still very valuable in our diets and very much so needed.