Popcorn is one of America's favorite treats.
But were you aware that there are dangers lurking in our microwave popcorn? The Environmental Working Group has linked chemicals in the lining of the bags to infertility and certain types of cancer! Have no fear, there are still other delicious ways to make and enjoy popcorn outside of using your microwave.
My favorite way to make to make popcorn is on the stove top using coconut oil. Coconut oil is good to use compared to many oils because it has a higher resistance to heat. Oils such as corn, soy, safflower, and canola are more susceptible oxidative damage from cooking on high heat. This damage causes the loss of any nutritional value the oil might have previously held as well as creates free radicals which are damaging to your body! Coconut oil is delicious and I also like to use it for stir-frying my vegetables. It doesn't need to be refrigerated.
But back to the popcorn….I found the best way to figure out how to make the best popcorn is trial and error. Each of my pots makes popcorn a little differently. Don’t be afraid to try it out and don’t give up if one batch (or five) doesn't work out! If you are a sucker for details check out this lovely blog for a tasty recipe.
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Information about cooking with Olive Oil
Information about Coconut Oil