Indiana State Fair Opens Today

The Indiana State Fair gets under way today in Indianapolis and continues through Aug. 18. Attractions include the midway, food, exhibits, entertainment and more. Each year the fair spotlights a segment of Indiana agriculture, and this is the Year of Popcorn. The Hoosier State is the second largest producer of popcorn in the country. The tasty kernels are also good for you. Air-popped popcorn has about 31 calories per cup, while the oil popped variety contains 55 calories per similar size serving. Light butter ups the calorie ante to 133 calories per cup. It’s sugar-free and has no artificial additives or preservatives. Popcorn provides complex carbohydrates, which the body turns into energy, and contains fiber. Additionally three cups of popcorn equal one serving from the grain group.