Also, don’t forget that popcorn is a 100 percent unprocessed grain. One serving can provide about 70 percent of the recommended daily intake of whole grain. Popcorn also contains a number of vitamins: folate, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, and vitamins B6, A, E and K. A serving of popcorn contains about 8% of the daily value of iron, with lesser amounts of calcium, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus, potassium and zinc.
All these health benefits are derived from air-popped popcorn and they can be significantly diminished by adding too much salt or too much butter on it. So how can you flavour your popcorn without making it rather unhealthy?