It is often customary to snack on popcorn while watching a movie. Movie theater popcorn has a distinct taste that is difficult to replicate at home. Flavacol is a brand of popcorn seasoning salt that is manufactured by the Gold Medal Products. Gold Medal supplies popcorn makers and seasonings to many major movie theaters. Sprinkle some Flavocol seasoning over your popcorn to add a buttery smooth movie theater style taste. It is important to review the nutrition information for Flavacol products to ensure that you do not overindulge on your snack.
The main ingredient in Flavacol is sodium. A serving size of 1 tsp. contains 2,780 mg of sodium. Based on a 2,000-calorie diet that is over 100 percent of the daily recommended value. Gold Medal recommends you add 1/2 tsp. for every 6 oz. of unpopped corn kernels.
Calories and Fat Content
Flavacol seasoning salt contains zero calories per serving. It also contains zero grams of fat per serving. This makes Flavacol seasoning a low calorie food product. This does not account for the fat and calories that may be contained in the popcorn the Flavocol is served with. A typical popcorn serving contains approximately 50 calories per cup. This number will increase as butter is added.
Each serving of Flavacol contains slightly less than one gram of protein. Protein is essential for metabolism and muscle growth. Protein is usually found in meat and nuts. The protein that is available in the Flavacol product is due to the soy contents. Soy is a type of legume native to East Asia. Soybeans are popularly used by vegetarians as a meat substitute. If you have allergies to soy or soy-based products you should not use Flavacol.
Vitamins and Minerals
Flavacol is not a significant source of vitamins A or C. It is also not a significant source of calcium or iron. There are trace amounts of each of these things in the Flavacol, but not enough to constitute even one percent of your daily nutritional value.
Each serving of Flavacol contains less than one gram of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are used by the body as a source of energy. Carbohydrates that are not used by the body are stored as fat. The recommended daily value of carbohydrates is 300 grams for a 2,000 calorie diet.
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