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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 1-5

Popcorn—“A healthy nutritional speciality corn value added product”


Department of Agricultural Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka, India

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G Swapna
Department of Agricultural Microbiology, University of Agricultural Sciences, GKVK, Bangalore 560065, Karnataka
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Popcorn is one of the most famous snacks all over the world. It is almost a “must have” in all shopping malls and cinema multiplexes. It is very tasty and has a great flavour which drags us towards it instantly. Given its done in a constrained manner, Popcorn is one of our recommended healthy snacks for any occasion. Popcorn is a healthy wholegrain food and hence it is ideal for snacking between well timed balanced meals. It is generally filling in nature and has energy enhancing carbohydrates. In addition to its taste, it is the popcorn's nutritional value which makes it such a fantastic snack. It is a very good source of dietary fiber and protein. It is also known for its low sodium and sugar content. Specialty corn has diverse end uses and a number of value-added products can be prepared from it Corn is one of the most diverse grain crop found in nature. Popping is simple and economical processing technique which is traditional and may be adopted easily with the improvement in nutritional quality of grain.


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