Popcorn Nutrition Facts You Need to Know

Times have changed. We all want to know what’s inside the food that we are eating. Is it nutritious or it has just empty calories. Which snack comes to your mind when we talk about cinema, strolling in the park, window shopping etc., etc.? Of course, popcorn. Want to know about popcorn nutrition facts?

Popcorn Nutrition Facts

Popcorn

Popcorn is a whole grain, fibrous munchie.  According to the researchers in 2012 at the University of Scranton in Pennsylvania, popcorn has more antioxidants called polyphenols than fruits and vegetables. Polyphenol are have terrific health benefits like

  • prevention of cancer,
  • high blood pressure, heart diseases and
  • diabetes

Pair the right flick with popcorn and you will find it the best bet.

Fun Facts About Popcorn

  • The scientific name of popcorn is Zea Mays Everta.
  • The ideal temperature for popping corn is around 400o
  • National popcorn day is celebrated on 19th of January.
  • Popcorn originally came from Mexico and are more than 4000 years old.
  • Back in the olden days, when microwave were not invented corn kernels were popped using hot sand.
  • The mobile popcorn machines were invented by Charles Cretors in Chicago in the year 1893.
  • Popcorn is the official snack of US state Illinois.
  • America’s favourite snack by volume is popcorn.
  • Popcorn consumption is at it’s peak in Autumn and winter season.
  • The highest consumption of popcorn takes place in USA.
  • The largest producer of popcorn eaten around the world is America.
  • The unpopped kernels of popcorn are called “old maids” or “spinsters”.
  • Native Americans also made beer and soup from popcorn, other than eating it.
  • Native American tribes also made popcorn corsages and headdresses.
  • Popcorn was introduced to Europeans in 15th century by Christopher Columbus.

 

Plain air-cooled popcorn are loaded with health benefits because

  • they are rich in dietary fiber
  • they have very low saturated fats
  • of zero cholesterol
  • of low sugar & sodium.

Plain Air-Popped Popcorn Nutrition

PLAIN AIR-POPPED POPCORN3 cup serving
Calories92
Fat1gm
Sodium1mg
Protein2.9gm
Carbohydrates18.7gm
o   Fiber3.6gm
o   sugar0.2gm
Cholestrol0
Vitamin ATrace(1%)
Iron4%

 

Salt & Butter Topped Air-Popped Popcorn Nutrition

SALT & BUTTER TOPPING ON

AIR-POPPED POPCORN

3 cup serving
UNSALTED BUTTER NUTRITION
CALORIES204
fat23gm
SALT NUTRITION
Sodium2,325mg

 

 

MICROWAVE POPCORN (butter-flavoured made with palm oil) NUTRITION

 

MICROWAVE POPCORN

(Butter-flavoured made with

Palm oil)

3 cup serving1 bag serving, 87gm
Calories128462
Fat7.4gm27gm
Sodium169mg622mg
Carbohydrates13.3gm47gm
Fiber2.4gm8.7gm

 

Microwave Popcorn (Low-Fat, Low Sodium) Nutrition

MICROWAVE POPCORN

(Low-fat, low sodium)

3 cup serving
Calories102
Fat2.3gm
Sodium116mg
Carbohydrates17.4gm
Fiber3.4gm

Caramel Popcorn Nutrition

CARAMEL POPCORN28gm serving
Calories167
Fat3.6
Sodium58mg
Carbohydrates22.4gm
Fiber1.5gm

 

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Yusra Kashif

Yusra Kashif has done masters in Food and Nutrition. She has also worked as a Dietitian in an international hospital and as a teacher in a private school. Currently she is taking a further degree in “Food and Nutrition Advisor” from U.K. She loves crafts, baking, cooking and exploring. Yusra is currently a stay at home mum and a part time writer.

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Yusra Kashif has done masters in Food and Nutrition. She has also worked as a Dietitian in an international hospital and as a teacher in a private school. Currently she is taking a further degree in “Food and Nutrition Advisor” from U.K. She loves crafts, baking, cooking and exploring. Yusra is currently a stay at home mum and a part time writer.

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