Nachos vs Popcorn: All Nutritional Differences

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

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Nachos - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Popcorn - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Fact 1: There is Less Calories in Nachos

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

Nachos has 343 kcal per 100g and popcorn 387 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 13%.

Additionally, it is also easy to notice that most of the calories in nachos cames from fat and in popcorn from carbs.

See tables below to compare nachos with popcorn in details.

Fact 2: Nachos And Popcorn Nutrition Difference

Popcorn vs Nachos: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gNachosPopcorn
Calories343 387
Carbohydrates34.91 g77.78 g
Fat21.5 g4.54 g
Dietary fiber3.2 g14.5 g
Protein4.32 g12.94 g
Water37.4 g3.32 g
Calcium63 mg7 mg
Iron0.75 mg3.19 mg
Magnessium42 mg144 mg
Phosphorus19.3 mg1.2 mg
Potassium362 mg329 mg
Sodium313 mg8 mg
Zink19.3 mg1.2 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.123 mg0.104 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.133 mg0.083 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)0.63 mg2.308 mg
Vitaminium B60.215 mg0.157 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)0.01 mg0.031 mg
Vitaminium E4.08 mg0.29 mg
Vitaminium K0.019 mg0.001 mg

Less protein in nachos

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

There is 12.94g per 100g of popcorn and 4.32g per 100g of nachos so using simple math we can see that difference is about 200%.

Less carbohydrates in nachos

In nachos is less carbohydrates than in popcorn.

There is 77.78g/100g of carbohydrates in popcorn and 34.91g/100g in nachos so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 123%.

More fat in nachos

In nachos is more fats than in popcorn.

The tables above show us that there is 4.54g/100g of fats in popcorn and 21.5g/100g in nachos. In this case difference is about 374%.


  • Calories343
  • Carbohydrates34.91 g
  • Fat21.5 g
  • Dietary fiber3.2 g
  • Protein4.32 g
  • Water37.4 g
Nachos calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | handfull | cup | half cup

Calories source

  • 40% CARBS.
  • 5% PROTEIN
  • 55% 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

Calories source

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

Vitamins: popcorn vs nachos

Minerals: nachos vs popcorn

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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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