Information on Butter Popcorn
Popcorn is a very popular type of snack that is most commonly eaten while watching games or movies. It's history dates back to the Native Americans era, many centuries ago. Popcorn is made from corn kernels that puff up and burst when exposed to heat. There is a large number of people who consume popcorn, lathered with butter, on a regular basis, either in theaters or in stadiums, and also at home as well. Most people do not think about the amount of calories contained in popcorn.
The pop occurs, after sufficient pressure, caused by the heat, builds up inside the kernels making them expand into a delicious treat. In the 19th century Charles Cretors invented the first commercial popcorn machine. Nowadays most microwave owens even have the special popcorn button which only confirms how popular popcorn actually is.
A cup of air popped popcorn contains 31 calories. Two tablespoons of unpopped movie theater butter popcorn with extra butter may contain up to 170 calories, while the same amount of unpopped butter light microwave popcorn contains somewhere around 110 calories. Each cup of caramel popcorn contains 122.5 calories, while the same amount of caramel popcorn with peanuts adds up to an unbelievable amount of 230 calories. A cup of cheese popcorn contains 58 calories, a cup of oil popped popcorn contains 55 calories while each cup of buttered popcorn contains up to 85 calories. Two tablespoons of unpopped movie theater butter popcorn with extra butter contain 170 calories, 2 percent of iron, 12 grams of total fats, 2 grams of protein, 2.5 grams of saturated fats, 4 grams of dietary fiber, 360 milligrams of sodium and 16 grams of total carbohydrates. Two tablespoons of unpopped butter light microwave popcorn contain 110 calories, 4 percent of iron, 5 grams of total fat, 3 grams of protein, 1 gram of saturated fat, 4 grams of dietary fiber, 330 milligrams of sodium and 19 grams of total carbohydrates.
Air Popped Popcorn
Air popped popcorn without any butter is the healthiest way to go because each serving of 24 grams of air popped popcorn contains only 93 calories, 0.2 grams of sugar, 1.1 grams of fat, 3.1 grams of protein, 0.1 grams of saturated fats, 3.5 grams of dietary fiber, 0.3 grams of monounsaturated fats and 0.5 grams of polyunsaturated fats.