Eden Organic Popcorn is Nebraska family organic yellow popcorn. A superior popping variety makes large, fluffy popped kernels. Awesome buttery flavor. 100% whole grain. America's favorite snack and 70% of it is enjoyed at home. A whole grain alternative to high fat, high sodium snack food.
Popcorn's ability to pop is from the water in its starchy endosperm and it's hard outer shell or 'pericarp'. Heating it creates pressure inside until the out shell cracks and the inside explodes out releasing the water as steam. Eden Organic Popcorn's reclosable standing pouch retains the moisture needed for popping. After resealing please refrigerate it to best ensure popping.
Not all popcorn is a healthy snack. Conventional non-organic popcorn is on FDA's Total Diet Study that lists the top ten foods most contaminated with pesticides and chemicals. Non-organic popcorn is listed as containing toxic chlordane, dieldrin and toxaphene that have been shown to cause cancer, immune system suppression, reproductive disorders, liver damage, blood disorders, skin disorders, developmental disorders, birth defects (abnormal bone formation and others), kidney damage, endocrine disruption, central nervous system disorders, reduced IQ, short term memory, hyperactivity, and unusual spatial effects. These chemicals and others, referred to as POPs (persistent organic pollutants), have serious implications even when exposure is at extraordinarily low levels because many of these chemicals mimic human and animal hormones and cross the placenta during pregnancy. POPs are also linked to declining population of birds and other animals. Organic agriculture cleanses the environment.
Most Native Americans enjoyed popcorn even before the birth of Christ. In the Bat Cave of west central New Mexico 5,600 year old popcorn ears were found. In Peruvian tombs 1,000 year old popcorn was found that still pops. Pottery popcorn poppers date back to pre-Inca cultures. Columbus found it in the West Indies. Cortez found Aztecs in Mexico wearing popcorn necklaces and headdresses. The Iroquois of the Great Lakes region popped corn in pottery crocks over heated sand. To this day popcorn is one of America's favorite, most pleasurable snack foods.
As with all whole grain, popcorn contains healthy antioxidants called polyphenols that remove cellular damaging toxins called free radicals. Researchers reported these findings at the 238th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society (ACS). Dr. Joe Vinson of the University of Pennsylvania said, "Early researchers thought fiber was the active ingredient for the benefits of whole grain" .... "But recently polyphenols emerged as potentially more important." Dr. Vinson further reported, "We really were surprised by the levels of polyphenols we found in popcorn. I guess it is because it's not processed."
Eden Organic Popcorn is a healthier choice for you, yours, and the environment - there are no chemical additives, preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, fumigants, etc. It's rich in important healthy fiber and low calorie. It is satisfying and yet doesn't spoil ones appetite; an ideal snack food. popcorn is low fat, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, contains no sodium and is hearty 100% whole grain.
Popcorn can inspire creativity. Try making it different ways. Pop without oil or use healthy oil such as Eden Organic Safflower, Organic Sesame, and Toasted Sesame Oil. Eden Extra Virgin Olive Oil gives the popcorn a buttery flavor. It can be made and served with Eden Sea Salt, Eden Gomasio (Plain, Garlic, Seaweed , Black or Black & Tan sesame salt condiment), Eden Shake, or mist it with Eden Shoyu Soy Sauce or Eden Ume Plum Vinegar for healthy taste sensations. See our free recipes for more popcorn recipes such as Popcorn Balls and Caramel Corn using Eden Organic Barley Malt Syrup. Eden Organic Popcorn, a perfect healthy snack. We enjoy leftover popcorn as whole grain breakfast food too.