Be it movie nights or weekends ACT II popcorn has been our friend for years now. The craving for popcorn increases when we are watching a movie or bored and want a quick snack. In India, ACT II butter popcorn is the most preferred brand of popcorn because of its popularity and easy availability. Be it home, cinema halls or open theatre Act II is found almost everywhere and can be made ready within 3 minutes. So today in this blog we are going to review Act II butter popcorn and will be determining whether it is good for our health by taking a deep dive into its nutritional information and ingredients. Let’s begin.
Nutritional information (after popping) of 100g Act II butter popcorn
- The corn is generally rich in simple carbohydrates as a result the carbohydrate content in 100g Act II butter popcorn is 54%.
- The 7% protein comes from corn.
- The calorie content is 536Kcal which is considered very high if you are consuming a single packet entirely.
- The 9g of dietary fiber is naturally present in the corn and nothing else is added to enhance the nutritional value.
Ingredients present in Act II popcorn
- Popping corn
- Refined edible palmolein oil
- Iodised salt
- Table butter
- Beta carotene
- Natural color 160a(i)
- Added flavors
The popping corn
The popping corn is the main ingredient of Act II butter popcorn and helps in giving the popcorn its shape. It is 100% safe for your health and has no identified side effects.
The oil used in Act II butter popcorn is the very famous edible palmolein oil. Palmolein oil is considered cheap and I have already mentioned the various side effects of this oil in my previous articles. The saturated fat content of the oil is extremely high and generally leads to heart-related problems in the near future. The amount of saturated fat mentioned in the packaging of this popcorn is because of the usage of this palm oil. Even the packaging has put a disclaimer about the high saturated fat content in this popcorn. Food industries generally use palmolein oil to make the product cost-effective and to increase the shelf life.
The next ingredient is iodised salt. The salt content in this popcorn is already high and contains about 800mg sodium per 100g. Too much consumption of products rich in salt can lead to heart-related issues, kidney problems and liver problems. Diabetic patients should definitely stay away from this product.
Act II butter popcorn mentions the presence of butter but doesn’t quite mention the amount in their packaging. The butter used in this popcorn is real for sure.
Beta carotene mentioned as an ingredient in Act II butter popcorn is generally known as Vitamin A. This ingredient is added to give the popcorn a yellowish color and is not at all harmful to our health.
Added color 160a
Act II butter popcorn mentions the presence of Added color 160a which is not at all harmful for our health. Color 160a is generally extracted from carrots and possesses health benefits such as reducing the risks of developing cardiovascular diseases, boosting immunity and so on. Color 160a can be actually considered good for our health.
Easy to make
Act II butter popcorn is very easy to make and takes about 3 minutes. The process is also simple. You just need to empty the pack in a cooker and cook it on a medium flame. Shake it until the popping slows down and then serve it straight away. The taste is amazing and the best part is that it is very budget-friendly.
Act II butter popcorn review
After analyzing the ingredients and nutritional content of Act II butter popcorn it can be stated that it is safe for your health if consumed once a week. The drawbacks of this popcorn are that it has high amounts of saturated fat and salt which adversely affects your health. You as a consumer should be aware of all the ingredients before buying a product and go through the ingredients list thoroughly.