Our expert says:
You are a ***star*** for contacting Ster Kinekor for this info and sharing it with the other Readers. I like it when my Readers get proactive. I am appalled at how much popcorn goes into these boxes (not having purchased any for the past 30 years or so). Based on an estimated weight of 20g per 250 ml cup, the Kiddie size with it 5.2 cups would weigh about 104 g and thus contain slightly more than 2000 kJ and 3.4 g of saturated fat. The so-called 'Small' box with its 9,6 cups would weight about 192-200g and contribute 3816 kJ (a whopping 60,6% of your daily energy intake if you are slimming!) and 6.6g of saturated fat. I shudder to think what the "Big' box contains. I think it's safer to buy chewing gum sweetened with non-nutritive sweeteners when you go to see a movie and to drink bottled water!
There are unfortunately two different types of palm oil. Standard palm oil can be high in saturated fats and harmful, while so-called 'red palm oil' is highly beneficial because it is rich in monounsaturated fats and very rich in vitamin E. I don't think that the popcorn is made with red palm oil as this would affect the colour, so the chances are that the plam oil used for the popcorn will contain saturated fats.
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