our favorite combinations
we highly recommend Eden Organic Popcorn, but as long as its organic its cool... we use an air popcorn popper, and our favorite way to have it is with a bit of organic olive oil drizzled on top and any of the following toppings - alone or together:
"EDEN Popcorn is certified organically grown in vital soil, on family owned farms by those committed to a clean environment and the safest, most nourishing food.
Popcorn's unique ability to pop lies in the fact that the kernels contain a certain amount of water that is stored in the soft starchy endosperm inside the hard outer shell or 'pericarp' of the kernel. When the corn is heated the water expands creating pressure within the kernel. Eventually the casing cracks and the kernels explode and pop allowing the water to escape as steam and turning the kernels inside out. EDEN Organic Popcorn comes in a resealable package to better retain moisture. After resealing the package, refrigerate to further ensure freshness.
Most people think that all popcorn is a healthy snack, but conventional, non-organic popcorn is on the FDA's 1999, 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. Chlordane, dieldrin and toxaphene 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 been found to have serious health implications even when exposure in extraordinarily low levels, because many chemicals mimic human and animal hormones and are capable of crossing the placenta during pregnancy. POPs not only effect humans, but have been linked to the declining bird population and other species of animals.
EDEN Organic Popping Corn is a healthier choice for you, yours, and the environment - the way Nature intended without artificial additives, preservatives, pesticides, herbicides, fumigants or other chemicals. It is rich in dietary fiber, providing roughage the body needs in the daily diet. It is a healthy low calorie snack. It contains energy producing complex carbohydrates that do not effect blood sugar levels. Itís satisfying and doesn't spoil ones appetite - an ideal snack food. Our popcorn is low fat, contains no saturated fats or cholesterol, contains no sodium, and is a source of potassium, protein and iron.
Archaeologists uncovered proof that most Native American Indian tribes enjoyed popcorn even before the birth of Christ. Excavations in the Bat Cave of west central New Mexico discovered popcorn ears that are nearly 5,600 years old. Excavations in tombs of Peru uncovered 1,000 year old popcorn that was so well preserved that it still pops. Pottery popcorn poppers have been discovered dating back to pre-Inca cultures in Peru. Columbus discovered the Indians of the West Indies using popcorn for decorations as well as food. Cortez found the Aztecs in Mexico wearing popcorn necklaces and headdresses. Before the exploration of the Great Lakes region the Iroquois popped corn in pottery crocks over heated sand. To this day popcorn is still considered one of America's favorite, most pleasurable snack foods.
Making popcorn inspires creativity, try making it different ways. Pop without oil or use different oils such as EDEN Organic Safflower, Organic Soybean Oil, Organic Sesame and Toasted Sesame Oil. EDEN Extra Virgin Olive Oil gives the popcorn a delicious buttery flavor. It can be served plain or lightly seasoned with EDEN Sea Salt, EDEN Gomasio (Plain, Garlic or Seaweed sesame salt condiment), EDEN Shake, or mist with a little EDEN Shoyu Soy Sauce or EDEN Ume Plum Vinegar for a variety of delicious taste sensations. See our Free Recipe section on the web site for other great popcorn recipes such as Popcorn Balls and Caramel Corn using EDEN Organic Barley Malt Syrup. Seasoning possibilities are endless. EDEN Organic Popcorn, a perfect healthy snack."
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