Healthy Popcorn? It's not in the Bag!
PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid), which is used to make Teflon, has been identified by the EPA as a likely human carcinogen. For several years, scientists wondered why nearly every American studied has traces of this chemical in their blood - and in concentrations hundreds of times higher than could come from non-stick cookware. They now believe microwave popcorn could be the answer. An FDA study suggests that the PFOA leaches from the packaging during the "cooking" process.
If you enjoy the convenience of microwave popcorn but want to avoid the potential risk associated with PFOA, here's what you do:
- Put 1/4 cup of organic popcorn in a brown paper lunch bag.
- Fold the bag over twice and secure with a couple of staples. (One or two staples shouldn't affect your microwave.)
- Microwave the popcorn as usual. Add real melted butter and sea salt.
*see even more tasty option below
- Pop in a DVD and enjoy!
Want an even better popcorn experience?
Try making “cheesy popcorn”
What you do is melt some organic raw cheese with some organic milk.
Put a small sauce pan on the stove, cut up the cheese into chunks, put in some milk and melt. Then pour over the already made popcorn and stir.
The popcorn will melt down and shrink some due to the fluids. And it is fine.
Then enjoy. Make sure you have napkins, because it does get your fingers all cheesy.
This is so good. If you like cheese and like popcorn that is.
Ok, you can use non organic or non raw cheese, but this is the healthiest.
Ok, you can also use non organic milk or rice milk.
Ok, you can also use a microwave instead of the stove even though microwaves make the food so terrible for you.