Popcorn nutrition facts

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Many people don’t realize it, but popcorn is a whole grain food, making it naturally high in several important nutrients.

Many studies link whole grain consumption to health benefits like reduced inflammation and a decreased risk of heart disease.

This is the nutrient content of a 100-gram (3.5-oz) serving of air-popped popcorn.UFABET  

  • Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): 9% of the DV.
  • Vitamin B3 (Niacin): 14% of the DV.
  • Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): 9% of the DV.
  • Iron: 18% of the DV.
  • Magnesium: 34% of the DV.
  • Phosphorus: 29% of the DV.
  • Potassium: 7% of the DV.
  • Zinc: 28% of the DV.
  • Copper: 29% of the DV.
  • Manganese: 48% of the DV.

This is coming with a total of 387 calories, 13 grams of protein, 78 grams of carbs and 5 grams of fat.

This serving also contains a whopping 15 grams of fiber, which is extremely high. It makes it one of the world’s best sources of fiber.

It is high in polyphenol antioxidants.

Polyphenols are antioxidants that help protect our cells from damage by free radicals.

A 2019 study showed that popcorn contains very large amounts of polyphenols.

Polyphenol are linked to various health benefits. This includes better blood circulation, improved digestive health and a reduced risk of many diseases including hypertension and diabetes.

Several studies have also shown that polyphenols may reduce the risk of cancer, including prostate and breast cancer.