Fries (French Fries) vs Popcorn: All Nutritional Differences

Where is more calories, protein, carbs - what is more healthy?

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Fries (French fries) - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Popcorn - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Fries vs popcorn - where is more calories?

At first glance, you can see that in fries is less calories than in popcorn.

Fries has 312 kcal per 100g and popcorn 387 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 24 %.

In fries and in popcorn most calories came from carbs.

fries or popcorn - where is more nutrients?

Fries vs popcorn: detailed nutrition, vitamins and minerals comparison

per 100gFries (French fries)Popcorn
Calories312 387
Carbohydrates41.44 g77.78 g
Fat14.73 g4.54 g
Dietary fiber3.8 g14.5 g
Protein3.43 g12.94 g
Water38.55 g3.32 g
Calcium18 mg7 mg
Iron0.81 mg3.19 mg
Magnessium35 mg144 mg
Phosphorus11.2 mg1.2 mg
Potassium579 mg329 mg
Sodium210 mg8 mg
Zink11.2 mg1.2 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.17 mg0.104 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.039 mg0.083 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)3.004 mg2.308 mg
Vitaminium B60.372 mg0.157 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.03 mg0.031 mg
Vitaminium E1.67 mg0.29 mg
Vitaminium K0.011 mg0.001 mg

Where is more protein?

It is aslo easy to see see that in fries is less protein than in popcorn.

There is 12.94g per 100g of popcorn and 3.43g per 100g of fries so using simple math we can see that difference is about 277 %.

Where is more carbs?

In fries is less carbohydrates than in popcorn.

There is 77.78g/100g of carbohydrates in popcorn and 41.44g/100g in fries so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 88 %.

Where is more fats?

In fries is more fats than in popcorn.

Tables below show us that there is 4.54g/100g of fats in popcorn and 14.73g/100g in fries. In this case difference is about 69 %.

See tables below to compare fries with popcorn in details.

Fries (French fries)

  • Calories312
  • Carbohydrates41.44 g
  • Fat14.73 g
  • Dietary fiber3.8 g
  • Protein3.43 g
  • Water38.55 g
Fries (French fries) calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | cup | half cup

Energy content

  • 53% CARBS.
  • 4% PROTEIN
  • 42% FAT


  • Calories387
  • Carbohydrates77.78 g
  • Fat4.54 g
  • Dietary fiber14.5 g
  • Protein12.94 g
  • Water3.32 g
Popcorn calories per:
100g | ounce | handfull | glass | cup | half cup

Energy content

  • 77% CARBS
  • 13% PROTEIN
  • 10% FAT

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All information about nutrition on this website was created with help of information from the official United States Department of Agriculture database.

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