Sometimes it becomes demanding for us to decide what food should we eat. Health concerns! But when it comes to popcorn there is no concern of health or no consciousness as well. We all love popcorn so very much that we never give a thought for how many calories does a tub of buttery and juicy popcorn holds.
How Many Calories Are In Popcorn
There are the different amount of calories in various popcorns. Basically, it depends on the type of popcorn you have prepared. Oil-free or buttered, seasoned with what ingredients and all such parameters make the count of calories more or less in the popcorn. Moreover, the style of cooking the popcorns also matters. Perhaps, are you cooking them in a cooker, on a stove or do you get them air popped in the air popping machine?
And yes, you even have options to cook the same in the microwave as well as on the stove. But while cooking on the stove and in the microwave, you will require some amount of oil or butter for cooking of the kernels. Hence, let us see that how different popcorns can possess the different amount of calories.
When it comes to popcorn few even love them plain. So, if you are having plain popcorns of about an ounce than you are consuming approximately 106 calories. This is quite a good amount of calories to consume as compared to the upcoming versions of popcorn.
Air Popped Popcorn
And as we know air popped popcorns do not need any kind of oil to pop. So, if you are having one ounce of such air popped popcorns then you are approximately consuming 110 calories from that tub. This is also a great calorie count and won’t affect too much on your diet. However, the popcorns are rich with fibers so that can help you a bit to maintain some fiber in you.
Microwave popcorns and kernels cooked in a bowl with the help of microwave can be almost similar as both requires some amount of oil. In the microwave popcorns there is some oil already inside the pack and if you cooking kernels at home in a microwave then also you will require some oil. So, with an ounce of microwaved popcorns, you are even consuming 165 calories. There are more calories than any in this popcorns.
Oil Popped Popcorn
Oil is something that contains a lot of calories. Hence using oil will eventually increase the total amount of calories of that dish. In the same way, if you are consuming a one-ounce popcorn tub, then you are consuming almost 145 calories from that tub.
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