If popcorn can be healthy, this has got to be it. What better than popcorn for the coming July 4th Independence Day weekend?

Of course, you can just microwave-pop a boring, regular bag of stale-ish popcorn… OR you can make special Heirloom Moringa Fireworks Popcorn for this special celebratory day. Heirloom corn actually grow at about half the size of regular corn, pops at about 1/3 the size of regular popcorn, and is practically shell-less. So if you’re a fan of white, fluffy, and oh-so-tiny popcorn, this recipe is a must try for you!

moringa popcorn ingredientsIngredients

3 tablespoons of oil*
1 cup of corn kernels
3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
1 tablespoon of Pure Moringa Powder
2 teaspoons of salt
1 tablespoon of lemon zest (optional)**

* Sunflower oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil are also healthy substitutes for vegetable oil.
** Lemon zest is optional, but that is what gives the zing! of exploding flavor like the exploding fireworks on the Fourth of July!



1. Heat a couple kernels of “test” popcorn and oil over medium-high heat in a heavy pot.
2. Once the popcorn starts popping, add the remaining kernels and cover the pot tightly!
3. Kernels should be done popping in about 2 minutes. Shake the pot if there are unpopped kernels.
4. Remove from heat and pour into a large bowl. Resist the urge to “sample”.
5. In a separate pan, melt the butter on medium heat until the butter starts to brown. It should smell heavenly with nutty aromas.
6. Pour the butter over the popcorn and toss until evenly distributed.
7. Add salt, Pure Moringa Powder, and lemon zest and toss again until the adorable, itty-bitty, white popcorn are speckled with freckles of moringa powder.

Recipe and photos courtesy of Emeline Kong, our generous and awesome intern at Kuli Kuli!

You can find many more yummy moringa recipes on our blog!

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