Calories in Popcorn

Popcorn

Popcorn, also known as popping corn, is a type of corn that expands from the kernel and puffs up when heated. It is able to pop because, like amaranth grain, sorghum, quinoa, and millet, its kernels have a hard moisture-sealed hull and a dense starchy interior. Pressure builds inside the kernel, and a small explosion (or “pop”) is the end result. Some strains of corn are now cultivated specifically as popping corns.

Calories in Popcorn

Bag (large) containing sweet popcorn with lots of additives could have about 1800 calories-equivalent to one large curry with 2 bottles of beer and sides. There are 78 calories, 59% fat, 36% carbs, 5% protein in 1 cup of Buttered Popcorn Popped in Oil. Detailed calorie count is as follows:-

 

Food Item Measure Protein Carb Fat Calories
Popcorn (air-popped) 1 cup (8.0 g) 1 6.2 0.4 31
Popcorn (oil-popped microwave regular flavor) 1 cup (11.0 g) 0.8 5 4.8 64.1
Popcorn (Cakes) 1cake (10.0 g) 1 8 0.3 38.4
Popcorn (caramel-coated with peanuts    ) 1 oz (approx 2/3 cup) (28.4 g) 1.8 22.9 2.2 113.6
Popcorn (caramel-coated without peanuts) 1oz (28.4 g) 1.1 22.5 3.6 122.4
Popcorn (cheese-flavor) 1cup (11.0 g) 1 5.7 3.7 57.9
Popcorn (sugar syrup/caramel fat-free) 100 g 2 90.1 1.4  
Popcorn (air-popped white popcorn) 1cup (8.0 g) 1 6.2 0.3 30.6
Popcorn (oil-popped white popcorn) 1 cup (11.0 g) 1 6.3 3.1 55
Popcorn (microwave 94% fat free) 100 g 10.3 75.4 7.4 410
Popcorn (unpopped kernels) 100 g 10.9 73.1 4.3 375

Buttered Popcorn Calories

Total Fat 5.27g 8%
Saturated Fat 1.406g 7%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2.359g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.301g
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 109mg 5%
Potassium  24mg  
Total Carbohydrate 7.27g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 0.06g
Protein 0.96g  

 

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