Our expert says:
Hi there! I think we should go to a movie together and eat a whole big container of popcorn with all the trimmings! The healthiest option would be to make popcorn in a paper bag in the microwave, even if it costs a bit more. Just think how much more oil the popcorn will absorb if you pop it in a pot with oil instead of in a paper bag. I do not think that you can make popcorn with spray and cook only as the corn may burn before it pops, but you are a person with get up and go, so try it out, but keep careful watch that this process does not cause a fire. All oils have the same kilojoule content of 37 kJ per gram. Sunflower oil is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which are healthy and olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids which are also very healthy. I just think that olive oil may impart a taste to the popcorn, but once again, try it out and see if you like the taste.
If you have to funds, then do buy an air popper because this will indeed give you the lowest fat and kJ content.
Enjoy that popcorn!
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