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Friday, April 12th, 2013

Popcorn is a highly healthy snack. It is also native to America. Many nutritionist believe eating local foods is a better diet.

Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in dietary fiber, low in calories and fat, and free of sugar and sodium.

Popcorn, air-popped, no additives
Nutritional value per 100 g (3.5 oz)
Energy 1,598 kJ (382 kcal)
Carbohydrates 78 g
– Dietary fiber 15 g
Fat 4 g
Protein 12 g
Thiamine (vit. B1) 0.2 mg (17%)
Riboflavin (vit. B2) 0.3 mg (25%)
Iron 2.7 mg (21%)
One cup is 8 grams.
Percentages are relative to
US recommendations for adults.
Source: USDA Nutrient Database

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