Thursday, February 16, 2012

Popcorn and calories

Popcorn without a doubt the favorite snack of almost all people, not only because it is very easy to prepare but also because of the irresistible taste. This is why very few people can imagine watching a movie or game without them.

What worries them is the caloric value and how they actually sound. To remove all doubt, we will give some facts about the caloric value of different kinds of snacks.
Popcorn of appliances -   represent the "most economical" version of popcorn when it comes to calories. The preparation itself is based on a technique that uses a stream of hot air, without oil or butter, and thus prepared popcorn become a real treat for those who are on some kind of child. When it comes to their calorific value, it is approximately 93 calories for a serving of 24 grams. Thus prepared popcorn are very healthy snacks, and even before going to bed. What it also features stand out from other species is a small amount of the ordinary and saturated fat (only 1.1 and 0.1 gram). As for the amount of fiber, it is 3.5 grams, 3.1 grams of protein and glucose less than 0.2 grams.
Butter Popcorn -   the name already indicates that you will taste a great extent replaced the calories. This version is mostly found in the foyers of cinemas, but a lot of people like that in the home environment preparing this compelling version of popcorn. A serving of 35 grams contains approximately 160 calories, 108 of which even come directly from fat. As for the amount of fat, it is somewhat alarming 12 grams, and 4 grams of fiber and about 2 grams of protein.
Caramel Popcorn -   present version of which is enriched tempting sugar toppings, which means that does not lag behind any lot with calories. Name, portions of 28.3 grams carries 122 calories, but since that is basically the most sugar, had almost no butter, the calories are based on carbohydrates. The amount of fat is 3.6 grams of saturated fat and only 1 gram. Unfortunately, sugar is plentiful, and to 15.1 gram, while carbohydrates are represented with 22.4 grams.
Non cracked popcorn -   This may sound strange to some because they are not accustomed to consume them in that form, but for those who are, it is necessary to know the following - serving of 28 grams has 105 calories, 1 gram fat, 4 grams fiber, and even 21 grams of carbohydrates.
Instead of conclusion
Popcorn itself is healthy food, but supplements such as butter, oil, salt, caramel sauce and other toppings, may be sources of large amounts of calories, fat and sugar. It is therefore very important that people who care about the excess weight does not exaggerate the additions and toppings for popcorn.

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