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Popcorn Nutrition Facts

A snack that tastes good and is good for you?
Yes, there is such a snack... you guessed it, popcorn.

Several organizations, including National Cancer Institute (NCI), the American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Dietetic Association (ADA) have suggested that popcorn is a healthy snack and can be part of any diet.

Popcorn is:

  • whole grain food and a good source of fiber,
  • full of carbohydrates to produce energy,
  • sugar-free
  • low in calories - only 31-55 calories in one cup of unbuttered popcorn, and 133 calories lightly buttered,
  • ideal for snacking inbetween meals, because it satisfies and doesn't spoil your appetite.

Popcorn has no artificial additives or preservatives.

Nutritional value of air-popped popcorn, no additives
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 380 kcal (1600 kj)
Carbohydrates 78 g
Dietary fiber 15 g
Fat 4 g
Protein 12 g
Thiamin (Vit. B1) 0.2 mg (RDI 15%)
Riboflavin (Vit. B2) 0.3 mg (RDI 20%)
Iron 2.7 mg (RDI 22%)

RDI rercentages are relative to US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient database

Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in fiber, low in calories and fat, contains no sodium, and is sugar free.