Microwave Popcorn: Calories and Nutrition Analyse

Microwave popcorn: calories, protein, carbs and fat exact data

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How many calories in microwave popcorn?

100g of microwave popcorn has about 538 calories (kcal).
Calories per: ounce | standard serving size | 1 bag | 1 packet | cup | half cup

Case in point, standard serving size of microwave popcorn (25 g) has about 135 calories.

It is about 6% of daily calories intake for adult person with medium weight and medium activity (for calculation we assumed 2400 kcal daily intake).

To visualize how much it actualy is, take in mind that calories amount from standard serving size of microwave popcorn is similar to calories amount from ie.:

  • 2.5 apples
  • 1.5 glasses of Coca Cola (220 ml glass)
  • 1 slice of cheese
  • 1 slice of bread
  • 1 glass of milk
  • 7 cubes of sugar

For burning such amount of calories you have to bike at least 19 minutes, swim for about 16 minutes or run for 14 minutes.

Microwave popcorn: calories and nutrition per 100g

Calories 538 kcal
Carbs 56 gram
Protein 8.7 gram
Fat 31.1 gram

Microwave popcorn: calories and nutrition per ounce (oz)

Calories 152.5 kcal
Carbs 15.9 gram
Protein 2.5 gram
Fat 8.8 gram

How many calories in standard serving size, 1 bag , 1 packet , cup or half cup of microwave popcorn?

As I wrote before 100g has 538 calories. It is also easy to count how many calories will be in ie. standard serving size, 1 bag , 1 packet , cup or half cup of microwave popcorn.

  • Standard serving size of microwave popcorn (25 g)135 kcal
  • Microwave popcorn 1 bag (300g)1614 kcal
  • Microwave popcorn 1 packet (300g)1614 kcal
  • Cup of microwave popcorn (8g)43 kcal
  • Half cup of microwave popcorn (8g)22 kcal
  • Ounce (oz) of microwave popcorn153 kcal
  • 10g of microwave popcorn54 kcal
  • 20g of microwave popcorn108 kcal
  • 50g of microwave popcorn269 kcal
  • 100g of microwave popcorn538 kcal

Protein in microwave popcorn

Microwave popcorn has 8.69 g protein per 100g.
When you multiplay this value with weight of standard serving size of microwave popcorn (25 g) you can see that you will get about 2.2 g of protein.

Carbs in microwave popcorn

Microwave popcorn has 55.99 g carbohydrates per 100g.
In the same way as for protein we can calculate that standard serving size of microwave popcorn (25 g) has about 14 g of carbs.

Fat in microwave popcorn

Microwave popcorn has 31.07 g fat per 100g.
So it is easy to count that standard serving size of microwave popcorn (25 g) has about 7.8 g of fat.

microwave popcorn - vitamins per 100g

  • Vitaminium B1 (Thiamine) 0.042 mg
  • Vitaminium B2 (riboflavin) 0.06 mg
  • Vitaminium B3 (Niacin) 1.522 mg
  • Vitaminium B6 0.295 mg
  • Vitaminium B9 (Folic acid) 0.015 mcg
  • Vitaminium E 2.87 mg
  • Vitaminium K 0.004 mg

Energy content of microwave popcorn

  • 42% CARBS
  • 6% PROTEIN
  • 52% FAT

microwave popcorn - minerals per 100g

  • Potassium 431 mg
  • Magnessium 105 mg
  • Calcium 23 mg
  • Sodium 763 mg
  • Iron 2 mg

Does microwave popcorn cause weight gain? How it affects your diet?

Number of calories in microwave popcorn is one of the highest from all products in snacks category. If you are on diet and you are looking for low-calorific snacks, microwave popcorn seems to be a bad choice. It is easy to find something better among other snacks.

It is really much as for snacks. Similar energy amount have only such products as Club Crackers, trail mix or Chex Mix.

You should consider that not only calories are important when you are on a diet. If microwave popcorn contains nutrition you need than maybe you should add it to your daily menu anyway?

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standard serving size of microwave popcorn (25 g) has:

135kcal For burning these calories you have to:
Bike 19 min. Bike
Horse ride 25 min. Horse ride
Play tennis 13 min. Tennis
Run 14 min. Run
Swim 16 min. Swim
Marcin Piotrowicz
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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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