Is Kettle Corn better for you than popcorn?

Kettle corn starts with plain popping corn, which is actually a healthy snack. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a 3-cup serving of popcorn counts as a 1-ounce equivalent of whole grain. Popcorn is a good source of dietary fiber and antioxidants.

Counting Your Calories

Commercially available kettle corn contains approximately 195 calories, 7.5 grams of fat, 32 grams of carbohydrate and 1.5 grams of protein in a 3-cup serving. It also contains 195 milligrams of sodium, 9 grams of sugar and 3 grams of dietary fiber. A microwave version of kettle corn contains around 100 calories and 8 grams of fat per 3-cup serving.

Good Source of Fiber

Kettle corn starts with plain popping corn, which is actually a healthy snack. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, a 3-cup serving of popcorn counts as a 1-ounce equivalent of whole grain. Popcorn is a good source of dietary fiber and antioxidants. Scientists at the University of Scranton found that popcorn hulls contain disease-fighting polyphenols, which protect your cells from free radical damage.

Healthy Option on the Midway

Popcorn is low in calories and fat, containing a mere 90 calories and 1 gram of fat in a 3-cup serving. The sugar, salt and oil that are added to make kettle corn considerably boost the calorie and fat content. However, kettle corn still has some nutritional value because the valuable nutrients found in popcorn. If you are looking for a tasty treat at the fair that’s not going to leave you with a heavy dose of guilt, kettle corn may be one of your healthier options among all the deep-fried foods on the midway.

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