Popcorn (w/ sugar) - Carbs, Glycemic Index, Fats, Minerals, Vitamins & much more

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Popcorn (w/ sugar) consists of 5% fat, 12% protein, 68% carbs, 10% fiber and 3% water. Popcorn (w/ sugar) has 388 calories per 100g, that is 89% lower than other foods in Sweets. In total 12% of the calories in Popcorn (w/ sugar) are from fat, 12% from protein and 70% from carbohydrates.

  • High Glycemic Index Glycemic Index: 90
  • High in carbs 27.2g carbohydrates per portion of 40g
  • High Glycemic Load Glycemic Load: 24.5
  • High in magnesium Covers 0.1% of Magnesium RDA per portion
  • High in vitamin B1 Covers 0.1% of Vitamin B1 RDA per portion

Can you eat Popcorn (w/ sugar) for a low carb diet?

With 27.2g of carbs and a Glycemic Load of 24.5 in a portion of 40g, Popcorn (w/ sugar) should be avoided for a ketogenic or low-carb diet. Popcorn (w/ sugar) contains high amounts of Fructose, is Gluten free and has no Lactose.

Popcorn (w/ sugar): nutrition facts & data

Nutrition facts
per 100g
Popcorn (w/ sugar)
avg Sweets[1]
Calories (kcal) 388.0 437.8
Fat (g) 5.0 16.9
Protein (g) 12.0 6.7
Carbohydrates (g) 68.0 61.5
Mono- & Di-Saccharides (g) 3.0 61.5
Polysaccharides (g) 65.0 61.5
Fibers (g) 9.5 3.8
Sodium (mg) 3.0 71.4
Water (g) 3.0 4.9
[1] average of Sweets

Breakdown in percent (%) of total calories

An average portion size (40g) of Popcorn (w/ sugar) contains:

  • 155.2 Calories
  • 2.0g of Fat
  • 4.8g of Protein
  • and 27.2g of Carbs
  • 1.2mg of sodium - 0.0% of the RDA for sodium.
  • 32.0mg of Magnesium, that covers 0.1% of the recommended daily allowance (RDA) for Magnesium.
  • 0.0mg of Zinc - 0.0% of the RDA for Zinc.
  • 0.7mg of Iron - 0.1% of the RDA for Iron.
  • 96.0mg of Potassium - 0.0% of the RDA for Potassium.
  • No Vitamin C
  • No Vitamin B12

For every gram of carbs in Popcorn (w/ sugar) you get

  • 0.18 grams of protein compared to the average of 0.46g per gram of carbs among all foods. Other foods in Sweets have on average 0.11g of proteins per 1 gram of carbs.
  • 0.07 grams of fat (total average 0.66g, other foods in Sweets 0.28g)
  • 0.14 grams of fibers (total average 0.13g, other foods in Sweets 0.06g)

Nutrient distribution per gram

What vitamins are in Popcorn (w/ sugar)?

per 100g
Popcorn (w/ sugar)
Vitamin C (mg) 0.0 0.3
Vitamin E (mg) 2.1 1.7
Vitamin B1 / Thiamine (mg) 0.3 0.1
Vitamin B2 (mg) 0.1 0.1
Vitamin B6 (mg) 0.2 0.1
Vitamin B9 / Folate (μg) 9.0 12.2
Vitamin B12 (μg) 0.0 0.1
Retinol (μg) 0.0 11.0
beta-Carotene (μg) 450.0
[1] average of Sweets

Is Popcorn (w/ sugar) rich in vitamins?


The following chart displays the amount of vitamins per portion Size (40g) for Popcorn (w/ sugar) of the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]) for each vitamin in percent.

[1]Avg. RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for vitamins by clicking on the names in the table above.

Minerals in Popcorn (w/ sugar)

per 100g
Popcorn (w/ sugar)
Magnesium (mg) 80.0 76.6
Zinc (mg) 0.1 1.1
Sodium (mg) 3.0 71.4
Calcium (mg) 10.0 70.0
Iron (mg) 1.7 3.9
Potassium (mg) 240.0 402.8
Phosphorus (mg) 280.0 162.0
[1] average of Sweets

Is Popcorn (w/ sugar) high in minerals?


Again, for every mineral contained in Popcorn (w/ sugar) we looked at the portion size (40g) and applied it to the recommended daily allowance (RDA[1]). Data is shown in percent of RDA per portion size.

[1]RDA for a 19-30 year old adult
Learn more about RDA values for minerals by clicking on the names in the table above.

Carbohydrates in Popcorn (w/ sugar)

68.0% of Popcorn (w/ sugar) are carbs, per serving of 40g that makes 27.2g of carbs.

Monosachharides and polysaccharides

per 100g
Popcorn (w/ sugar)
Monosaccharides (g) 3.0 44.8
Polysaccharides (g) 65.0 16.6
Total carbs (g) 68.0 61.5
[1] average of Sweets

How high are the Glycemic Index and the Glycemic Load for Popcorn (w/ sugar)?

The Glycemic Index of Popcorn (w/ sugar) is 90, which would be considered as high. The Glycemic Load in a normal serving is 24.5 and can be regarded as high.

Allergens in Popcorn (w/ sugar)

  • is Gluten free
  • has no Lactose
  • high amounts of Fructose

Fatty acids and cholesterol in Popcorn (w/ sugar)

Of the 5.0g total fat per 100g in Popcorn (w/ sugar), 0.6g are saturated fatty acids (SFA), 1.8g are monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) and 1.8g are polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA). The amount of cholesterol is 0.0mg.

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