Corn comes in five types, but only popcorn pops. The popping corn kernels come in various colors including red, black, gold, and white. Popcorn is a wholesome food and it helps with digestion by adding roughage. Low in calories and fat, popcorn is a healthy snack.
One oz. of unpopped kernels has 106 calories, 1.22 grams of fat, 1.98 mg of sodium, 77.68 mg of potassium, and 3.6 grams of fiber.
One cup of air popped popcorn has 31 calories, 0.36 grams of fat, 26.32 mg of potassium, and 1.16 grams of fiber.
One cup of oil popped popcorn has 64 calories, 4.79 grams of fat, 20.2 mg of potassium, and 0.89 grams of fiber.
One oz. of fat free microwaved popcorn has 116 calories, 2.11 grams of fat, 88.17 mg of potassium, and 21.28 grams of fiber.
Caramel and Cheese
About 2/3 cup of caramel coated popcorn has 113 calories. Cheese flavored popcorn contains about 58 calories per 1 cup.
Popcorm has more iron than eggs, spinach or roast beef. Popcorn also contains more protein than any other cereal grain.