Popcorn can be cooked with butter or oil. Although small quantities can be popped in a stove-top kettle or pot in a home kitchen,
commercial sale of freshly popped popcorn employs specially designed popcorn machines
consumers can buy and use specialized popping appliances that typically generate no more than a gallon of popped corn per batch.
Some of these appliances also accept a small volume of oil or melted butter to assist thermal transfer from a stationary heating element,
but others are "air poppers" which rapidly circulate heated air up through the interior.
The majority of popcorn sold for home consumption is now packaged in a microwave popcorn bag for use in a microwave oven
popcorn is naturally high in dietary fiber and antioxidants, low in calories and fat, and free of sugar and sodium.
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