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What Is The Difference Between White or Yellow Popcorn? Which Is Better?

Difference Between White or Yellow Popcorn

There is almost no difference between white or yellow popcorn; although most theaters and microwavable popcorn you’d find in a grocery store are from yellow kernels because they produce a more yellow buttery looking appeal.

  • White kernels produce smaller, lighter popcorn.
  • Yellow kernels produce larger, yellowish, and slightly heavier popcorn

What Is The Nutritional Difference Between White & Yellow Popcorn?

Excluding the butter and salt, there is almost no difference in nutritional value between white or yellow kernel popped corn.

“A 4-cup serving of air-popped white popcorn contains 25 grams of carbohydrates and 5 grams of fiber, while the same size serving of air-popped yellow popcorn contains 22 grams of carbohydrates and 4 grams of fiber. Both white and yellow popcorn are good sources of fiber, meeting more than 15 percent of your daily value.  Both white and yellow popcorn contains the same amount of fat and protein. A 4-cup serving of either variety contains just 1 gram of fat and 4 gram of protein, which makes them both a good low-fat snack…” – Live Strong



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