Kale'd it: The Nutritional Benefits of our Kale, Black Pepper and Lime Popcorn

For those of you who know Nina’s Popcorn, you know we love our packaging. It defines our products and has paved the way for our branding. In addition to being pretty, we our popcorn is also pretty good for you too. Our flavours were born through in-depth research and a whole lotta experimentation in the kitchen. Using the finest antioxidant-rich ingredients, we ensure that each mouthful of our popcorn is naturally nutritious and loaded with flavour. As the saying goes its what’s on the inside that counts! Read more as we share with you the benefits of each of our flavours kicking off with our kale, black pepper and lime popcorn, just in time for your January detox!  

Kale

The status of the sweet and earthy Kale has been raised from typical salad leaf to modern-day kitchen essential. This lush green is so versatile and whether consumed raw, cooked, or seasoned on popcorn, you’ll reap its benefits. It is very high in nutrients, yet so low in calories, which makes it one of the most nutrient dense foods on the planet. Additionally, kale is host to an array of helpful vitamins, especially a vast amount of vitamin A and potassium, which contribute to maintaining a healthy immune system. In 2011, a study showed that an increase in potassium, along with a decreased rate of sodium intake is one of the most important diet changes that can be made to reduce the risk of Cardiovascular Disease. Therefore, including kale in your weekly meals is extremely beneficial to heart health.  

Black Pepper

Black pepper has been used for hundreds to years to enhance and add a distinctive flavour to food. However, many of its important benefits remain unknown due to its commonplace in the food industry. Black pepper is a source of piperine, which exhibits anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer activities. Working alongside piperine, vitamin A, vitamin C, flavonoids, carotenes and other anti-oxidants found in black pepper, aid in removing harmful free radicals thus protecting your body from cancers and diseases. And to top it all off, black pepper is brilliant at extracting the nutrients from your food! In order to reap its many benefits, you should season your food with freshly ground black pepper and not cook it within your food. We’ll take this an excuse to buy a new pestle and mortar…

Lime

A household staple, the lime is used as a zingy addition to any meal. However, due to being such a common ingredient, the benefits are often overlooked. They are host to many vitamins and minerals such as citric acid, B-complex vitamins, calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, potassium fibre and vitamin C, in fact Lime’s contain more potassium than grapes or apples, which is essential for heart health. Of course, they are antioxidant rich and lime juice can protect the body from harmful free radicals. What a squeeze!

These three superfoods are all individually nourishing and beneficial to your body, which is the vital focus of our popcorn. When combined, not only are the flavours harmonious, but each component used brings its own nutritive and wholesome advantages to your bod. So, if you’ve not tried our kale, black pepper and lime popcorn, why not?! At 79 calories per bag, snacking has never tasted better.