Popcorn Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Popcorn.


There are 44 calories in Popcorn.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:


cup (7.9 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 24
Calories 44

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 2.7 grams

Saturated Fat 0.6 grams

Trans Fat 0.8 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.2 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 60 milligrams

Potassium 19 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 4.4 grams

Dietary Fiber 0.8 grams

Sugars 0 grams
Protein 0.6 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 45 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 12 minutes
Running (6mph) 4 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 6 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

Is popcorn actually corn?

Popcorn is actually a special variety of corn, and it is the only one that pops. The key to popcorn is the unique design of its kernels. Most importantly, its kernel consists of a very hard, mostly nonporous outer shell called pericarp.

What is the difference between popcorn and corn?

The most obvious difference between popcorn and corn on the cob is its appearance. Popcorn while on the cob has a deep orange-yellow color. Sweet corn is mottled yellow and white, field corn is solid yellow, and white corn is, of course, white. There are many other varieties as well.

What is popcorn and how is it made?

Quote from Youtube:: The way you get popcorn. Is there's moisture in each kernel. So when it heats up and it steams. And then it pops that's how you get popcorn.

What is popcorn short answer?

Popcorn (also called popped corn, popcorns or pop-corn) is a variety of corn kernel which expands and puffs up when heated; the same names also refer to the foodstuff produced by the expansion.

Is popcorn just dried corn?

The Science of Popcorn

As heat is applied to the dried kernels, the droplet of water converts to steam, and pressure begins to build. Once the hull can no longer hold the pressure of the steam, the kernel explodes. The starch inside the kernel turns into the white fluffy, crunchy stuff we call popcorn.

Can you grow popcorn?

Because popcorn takes a month or longer than sweet corn to mature, it is best to plant the popcorn first. You could also choose to grow only popcorn, and not worry about isolation. You must direct seed popcorn. Seeds germinate best when soil temperatures are close to 60°F.

What is inside popcorn?

“Inside each kernel of popcorn is a tiny droplet of water surrounded by a hard shell called a hull. As the popcorn is heated, the water turns into steam, which builds pressure inside the kernel. When the hull can no longer contain the pressure —POP! — the kernel explodes, and a fluffy new piece of popcorn is born.”

Is popcorn healthier than corn?

A cup of yellow or white corn kernels of the kind we eat has only about 85 calories partly due to their much higher moisture content. Not only is popcorn low in calories, it’s really good for you. Three cups of air-popped popcorn has 4 grams of fiber but less than 100 calories.