Fries (French Fries) vs Popcorn: Choose Wisely

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

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

Popcorn vs Fries: Nutrition 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

Less Calories in Fries

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.

See tables below to compare fries with popcorn in details.

Fries And Popcorn Nutrition Difference

  • Calories:
    popcorn - 24% more than fries
  • Carbohydrates:
    popcorn - 88% more than fries
  • Fat:
    fries - 224% more than popcorn
  • Dietary fiber:
    popcorn - 282% more than fries
  • Protein:
    popcorn - 277% more than fries
  • Water:
    fries - 1061% more than popcorn

Less protein in fries

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%.

Less carbohydrates in fries

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%.

More fat in fries

In fries is more fats than in popcorn.

The tables above show us that there is 4.54g/100g of fats in popcorn and 14.73g/100g in fries. In this case difference is about 224%.

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:
| ounce | single piece | cup | half cup

Calories source

  • 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:
| ounce | handfull | glass | cup | half cup

Calories source

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

Vitamins: popcorn vs fries

  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine):
    fries - 63% more than popcorn
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin):
    popcorn - 113% more than fries
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin):
    fries - 30% more than popcorn
  • Vitaminium B6:
    fries - 137% more than popcorn
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid):
    popcorn - 3% more than fries
  • Vitaminium E:
    fries - 476% more than popcorn
  • Vitaminium K:
    fries - 1000% more than popcorn

Minerals: fries vs popcorn

  • Calcium:
    fries - 157% more than popcorn
  • Iron:
    popcorn - 294% more than fries
  • Magnessium:
    popcorn - 311% more than fries
  • Phosphorus:
    fries - 833% more than popcorn
  • Potassium:
    fries - 76% more than popcorn
  • Sodium:
    fries - 2525% more than popcorn
  • Zink:
    fries - 833% more than 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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