Tri-City movie theaters have healthier popcorn

I get a food newsletter called Nutrition Action.

The latest edition has good news for Fremont moviegoers. The local theater monopoly, Cinemark, happens to be the only one of the big three theater outfits that pops its popcorn in non-hydrogenated canola oil. AMC and Regal both use coconut oil.

What’s the difference?

Well a large popcorn at Cinemark’s theaters in Union City, Newark and Milpitas has 910 calories and four grams of saturated fat. AMC’s large hs 57 grams of saturated fat and Regal’s has 60 grams of saturated fat.

Matt Artz