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    calories in unpopped popcorn

    OK. I've researched this online for the last hour and have gotten several different answers as to the nutritional breakdown for unpopped corn, from 45 cal for 2 tablespoons to 110 calories. Does anyone have a reliable calorie counter that can tell me?

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    My MC does not give values for unpopped corn. Six cups of air-popped corn is 183 calories.
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    The bag of popcorn I have in my pantry says

    2 Tablespoons (33 g) unpopped (makes about 4 cups popped)

    Calories: 120
    Total fat: 1.5g
    Saturated fat: 0g
    Transfat: 0g
    Cholesterol: 0mg
    Sodium: 20mg
    Total Carbohydrate: 23g
    Dietary Fiber: 4g
    Sugars: < 1g
    Protein: 4g
    Vitamin A, C, and Calcium: 0% daily value
    Iron: 4% daily value

    It's a bag of Wild Harvest Organic Yellow Popping Corn.
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    according to this site: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/unpopped-popcorn.html

    Unpopped Popcorn Nutritional Facts

    Unpopped Popcorn calories can range from a minimum 30 calories to maximum 500 calories. It all depends on the type of popcorn you are eating and the toppings you add to it. However, ¼ cup of unpopped popcorn has approximately 131 calories.

    You will be surprised to know that unpopped popcorn has more calories than a box of microwave popcorn. Generally, microwave popcorn have about 35 - 40 calories per serving.
    Unpopped popcorn is good for health and comprises 40 or more nutrients.

    A popcorn kernel contains all of the B complex vitamins, vitamin E, Riboflavin and Thiamine.

    Popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain and provides more iron to our body than eggs, peanuts, spinach, or roast beef.

    Its hull and outer layers are rich in phosphorus and proteins, and provide more fibers than potato chips, ice cream cones, or pretzels.

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    I have a bag of Arrowhead Mills brand of organic popcorn kernels.

    1/4 cup of unpopped kernels

    Cal 170
    Fat 2
    Fiber 7
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    I would have posted sooner but the board wouldn't load for me yesterday.. I think there was a server problem.

    Thanks all, that's what I needed, and it looks like all of your information pretty much agrees with each others about total calories, etc.

    And thanks for the link, travelbug, it looks very interesting and I'm going to go read more now!

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    How/when would you eat unpopped popcorn?
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    My son eats every kernel of popcorn when he makes a bag. He doesn't care if they are popped or unpopped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAMMELA View Post
    How/when would you eat unpopped popcorn?
    It's easier to measure before popping than after.

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    Nutritional values will differ depending on the brand of kernels. Calorie King is pretty good. Type in popcorn unpopped into the food search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbb113 View Post
    My son eats every kernel of popcorn when he makes a bag. He doesn't care if they are popped or unpopped.

    Right, I do this too, it's the best part! I guess I was picturing unpopped raw kernals (not kernals that were popped, but they did not open) and was thinking, how in the world would you eat those??
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