YOU GUESS IT??
This Can You Guess It?? photo appears in the January 2006 Nebline Newsletter
Did you know Nebraska has consistently ranked in the top two states in the nation in popcorn production? Nutritious, low calorie and crunchy, popcorn naturally appeals to all ages.
making at least half of your
daily grains “whole grains.”
Whole grains, like popcorn, are made
from the entire grain seed (usually
called the kernel). Popcorn is an example of a whole grain food.
Popcorn is a good choice for healthy eating. It contains
fiber providing roughage the body needs in the daily diet. Popcorn
is low in calories — only 31 to 55 calories in one cup of unbuttered, and
when lightly buttered, one cup still only has 133 calories.
For more information:
A Poppin' Good Idea - Seasoning Tips
Spending Your Calorie Salary - Tips for Using the 2005 Dietary Guidelines
30 MyPyramid Steps to a Healthier You
Even Wildlife Can Enjoy Popcorn:
After Christmas, your live Christmas tree can be moved outside and be redecorated for the birds. Anchor the tree
in a bucket full of damp sand. Put on strings of popcorn and cranberries. Apples, oranges, leftover
breads and pine cones covered with peanut butter then dipped in birdseed can also be added. For best
results, push the edible ornaments well into the tree.