Root Beer Popcorn Recipe

Root Beer Popcorn has a very high-calorie, very high-carb, very high-fat and average-protein content.

The food contains 89.2g of carbs. The carbohydrate profile of the the food reveals it is low in complex carbs and very high in Simple carbs. Carbs are our primary source of energy but its source should be chosen with utmost care. Complex carbs are a more desirable addition to your diet, where as simple carbs should be consumed in moderation as it is very easily broken down, assimilated and absorbed in the body. Its very high sugar content puts it in the top 10 percentile. This is often undesirable for people watching their sugar intake. With 2.7 gms of protein, it is average in protein content, which is an important macronutrient that helps with tissue repair, provides energy and improves immunity.

Not only that, the very high fat content of this product makes it unsuitable to be eaten when trying to lose weight. It's average MUFA and average PUFA. In terms of Polyunsaturated Fat content it is ranked in the top 10% of all food items.

While Sodium is an essential nutrient, excess quantities can cause several disorders like fluid retention, hypertension. Since it has a high density of Sodium, it is unsuitable if you are aiming for a healthy, low-sodium diet. Besides other nutrients, it is average in Magnesium, which is an essential micronutrient needed to keep muscle and nerve functioning normal and heart beat rhythmic. It also helps to support a healthy immune system, and keeps bones strong.

Ideally consumed as a Snack.

Based on the composite nutritive standing Root Beer Popcorn has been given a composite ranking of 14, and sparingly.

Calorie Breakdown

 Calories from Protein2%
 Calories from Fat45%
 Calories from Carbs53%

Why this is good for you

Why this is bad for you

  • High in Cholesterol
  • Very high in Saturated Fat
  • High in Sodium

Diet Suitability

Atkins DietLOW
Low Fat DietLOW
Zone DietLOW

Vitamin Analysis

Vitamin A481 IU9.6%Top 10%Very High
Retinol120.3 mcg
Vitamin C0 mg
Vitamin D10.8 IU2.7%Top 30%High
Thiamin0 mg
Riboflavin0 mg
Niacin0 mg
Vitamin B60 mg
Folate6.3 mcg1.6%Bottom 30%Low
Folic Acid0 mcg
Vitamin B120 mcg
Pantothenic Acid0 mg

Mineral Analysis

Calcium36.1 mg3.6%Mid 40%Average
Iron0.63 mg3.5%Mid 40%Average
Magnesium20.3 mg5.1%Mid 40%Average
Phosphorus47.5 mg4.7%Bottom 30%Low
Potassium91.1 mg2.6%Mid 40%Average
Sodium361.1 mg15%Top 30%High
Zinc0.63 mg4.2%Mid 40%Average
Copper0 mg
Manganese0 mg
Selenium1.3 mcg1.8%Bottom 30%Low

Carbohydrate Analysis

Total Carbohydrate56.5 g18.8%Top 10%Very High
Dietary Fiber1.6 g6.6%Mid 40%Average
Starch7 g
Sugars37.4 g
Sucrose32.9 mg
Glucose0.6 mg
Fructose0.6 mg
Lactose0 mg
Maltose0 mg
Galactose0 mg

Protein Analysis

Protein1.7 g3.4%Bottom 30%Low
Tryptophan0 mg
Threonine0 mg
Isoleucine0 mg
Leucine0 mg
Lysine0 mg
Methionine0 mg
Cystine0 mg
Phenylalanine0 mg
Tyrosine0 mg
Valine0 mg
Arginine0 mg
Histidine0 mg
Alanine0 mg
Aspartic Acid0 mg
Glutamic Acid0.6 mg
Glycine0 mg
Proline0 mg
Serine0 mg

Fat Analysis

Total Fat21.5 g33%Top 30%High
Saturated Fat10.4 g51.9%Top 10%Very High
Monounsaturated Fat5.7 g
Polyunsaturated Fat5.7 g

Other Nutrients Analysis

Alcohol0.6 g
Water7.6 g
Ash1.9 g
Caffeine0 mg
Theobromine0 mg

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Amount Per Serving

Calories 657 Calories from Fat 305

% Daily Value *

Total Fat 33.9 g 52.2%

Saturated Fat 16.4 g 82%

Trans Fat

Cholesterol 61 mg 20.3%

Sodium 570.6 mg 23.8%

Total Carbohydrates 89.2 g 29.7%

Dietary Fiber 2.6 g10.4%

Sugars 59.1 g

Protein 2.7 g 5.4%

Vitamin A 15.2% Vitamin C

Calcium 5.7% Iron 5.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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