Popcorn is a high nutritional quality food.

This is due to many factors such as:

  • Popcorn is ultimately a whole grain, being a relevant source of carbohydrates that provides energy to the body and also contains an important percentage of fibers, considered elementary for any diet.
  • Popcorn is low in calories, when compared to other snacks with more industrialization.
  • It is normally consumed without the addition of food additives (preservers – colorants – flavoring) which makes it a natural, healthy and nutritious food, especially when compared to snacks of a similar segment of consumption (potato chips – peanuts – etc.)
  • When it is popped with vegetable oil, its level of sugar, cholesterol, sodium, saturated and unsaturated fats is reduced, fulfilling the requirements of a healthy diet and avoiding risk factors that are important for the current diet.
  • The nutritional composition of Popcorn is balanced and varied, being an important source of minerals (especially Iron and Calcium) and antioxidants (polyphenols) even more than some fruits and vegetables.


Nutrient / Nutritional Data

Value % Daily Values
Calories 375 Kcal 19 %
Calories from fats 39
Total Fat 4 g 7 %
Saturated Fats 1 g 3 %
Cholesterol 0 g
Sodium 7 mg
Total Carbohydrates 74 g 25 %
Dietary Fibre 13 g 51 %
Sugars 1 g
Protein 11 g
Vitamin A 0 %
Vitamin C 0 %
Calcium 1 %
Iron 17 %

Serving: 100 grams / Non-Popped Popcorn

Main nutritional facts detailed with more precision:

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