Corn vs Popcorn: All Nutritional Differences

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

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Corn - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition
Popcorn - calories, kcal, weight, nutrition

Fact 1: There is Less Calories in Corn

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

Corn has 86 kcal per 100g and popcorn 387 kcal per 100g so it is pretty easy to calculate that the difference is about 350%.

In corn and in popcorn most calories came from carbs.

See tables below to compare corn with popcorn in details.

Fact 2: Corn And Popcorn Nutrition Difference

Popcorn vs Corn: Vitamins and Minerals Comparison

per 100gCornPopcorn
Calories86 387
Carbohydrates18.7 g77.78 g
Fat1.35 g4.54 g
Dietary fiber2 g14.5 g
Protein3.27 g12.94 g
Calcium2 mg7 mg
Iron0.52 mg3.19 mg
Magnessium37 mg144 mg
Potassium270 mg329 mg
Sodium15 mg8 mg
Zink0.46 mg1.2 mg
Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine)0.155 mg0.104 mg
Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin)0.055 mg0.083 mg
Vitaminium B3 (Niacin)1.77 mg2.308 mg
Vitaminium B60.093 mg0.157 mg
Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid)42 mg0.031 mg
Vitaminium E0.07 mg0.29 mg
Vitaminium K0.3 mg0.001 mg

Less protein in corn

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

There is 12.94g per 100g of popcorn and 3.27g per 100g of corn so using simple math we can see that difference is about 296%.

Less carbohydrates in corn

In corn is less carbohydrates than in popcorn.

There is 77.78g/100g of carbohydrates in popcorn and 18.7g/100g in corn so let me do the math for you again - difference is about 316%.

Less fat in corn

In corn is less fats than in popcorn.

The tables above show us that there is 4.54g/100g of fats in popcorn and 1.35g/100g in corn. In this case difference is about 236%.


  • Calories86
  • Carbohydrates18.7 g
  • Fat1.35 g
  • Dietary fiber2 g
  • Protein3.27 g
Corn calories per:
100g | ounce | single piece | tablespoon | teaspoon | cup | half cup | small can | medium can

Calories source

  • 75% CARBS.
  • 13% PROTEIN
  • 12% FAT


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

Calories source

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

Vitamins: popcorn vs corn

Minerals: corn 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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