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Old 01-11-2011, 12:11 PM   #21
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so many new ideas for me! thnaks all !!!
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Old 01-11-2011, 02:10 PM   #22
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I love popcorn, one of the all-time great snacks!
(except when a small piece of outer kernel shell gets lodged between my teeth and gum)
So, I'm feeling bad about posting this poop, but I'm hoping someone can debunk the report...

About a year or two ago, I read that microscopic bits of popcorn can be inhaled into a person's lungs and cause respiratory problems, sort of like asbestos.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:29 PM   #23
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I love popcorn, one of the all-time great snacks!
(except when a small piece of outer kernel shell gets lodged between my teeth and gum)
So, I'm feeling bad about posting this poop, but I'm hoping someone can debunk the report...

About a year or two ago, I read that microscopic bits of popcorn can be inhaled into a person's lungs and cause respiratory problems, sort of like asbestos.
You are as much at risk of inhaling flour when you bake and having the same thing happen. If you are relatively healthy and can cough...you actually cough all of this up. Your lungs work overtime to remove foreign debris. Asbestos is a carcinogen, it can cause cancer, especially if exposed for long periods of time.

I wouldn't worry about popcorn, unless you start snorting it.
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Old 01-11-2011, 10:58 PM   #24
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I wouldn't worry about popcorn, unless you start snorting it.
I nearly snorted my tea
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Old 01-12-2011, 06:08 AM   #25
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I nearly snorted my tea
I've learned to drink between reading posts here on DC. I also learned to have a drool rag handy
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Old 01-12-2011, 08:33 AM   #26
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You've already named my favorites, buttered popcorn and caramel corn (my mom made the best!). I have seen recipes for chocolate dipped, but unless it is dark chocolate that wouldn't be too healthy.

I never knew until I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes that popcorn is very high in sugar and diabetics can't eat a lot of it. It makes sense of course, after all where does corn syrup come from?

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Check the serving size on your bag of popcorn for the carbs per serving. I believe, and I'm doing this from memory, the serving size allowed for diabetics is only 1 cup of popcorn. Just enough to whet the appetite for more!
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Old 01-13-2011, 11:46 AM   #27
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I don't think it is the popcorn that causes respiratory problems--it is the artificial butter flavoring in microwave popcorn. Some people at the manufacturing plants got sick from that nasty stuff during the processing.
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Old 01-13-2011, 04:25 PM   #28
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This thread has turned directions that I did not expect !!!
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Old 01-14-2011, 10:49 AM   #29
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Maybe I missed a reply and someone has already mentioned it, but well... herbs and spices, but with no need of having to use oils or the like to 'adhere' it to the corn.

Because popcorn is so porous, even more so when it's just popped and still hot, you can sprinkle your favorite spices on them, even herbs, to give them flavor without the added dietary conundrums of having to add oils. Opens up a whole variety of ideas of making your own spice mixes, both sweet and savory.

Ungh! And here I thought I got over my popcorn craving from the past few days... now it's back again!
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Old 01-14-2011, 02:18 PM   #30
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This might sound weird to non wasabi lovers... BUT.... something delicious for popcorn is to whisk in some wasabi powder into melted butter. Add in some honey and whisk some more. Drizzle on hot popcorn and voila! Honey wasabi popcorn. DEEEEE-LI-CIOUS!!!!!!!

Also, parmesan stirred into melted butter and drizzled on popcorn is really nice too. :)
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