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    popcorn point info, not a recipe


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    this was a post to help with the confusion on how many points microwave popcorn is!!
    7/15/2005 6:43:31 PM report this post | ground rules
    There was an article on this site in 2002 on figuring popcorn points.(It all depends on how many cups of popped corn you get out of a bag.) If you are a subscriber you'll be able to read it for yourself: http://tinyurl.com/e47c7

    For those who don't have access, here is the gist of it:

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    Before you mindlessly crunch on a bag of popcorn, make sure to check the number of cups per serving. Confused by the Nutrition Facts label? You're not alone! Lots of people are stumped by these labels since nutritional information is sometimes given for unpopped, not popped, cups. So we went straight to the top for the answer to the much-debated question: How many cups of popped corn do two tablespoons of kernels yield?

    Maria Walls, RD, Senior Nutritionist at Weight Watchers International, says, "Two tablespoons of unpopped corn can yield anywhere from 3 1/2 cups to 5 cups popped depending on the popcorn chosen. The more butter and flavouring used, the less yield you'll get, whereas plain popcorn with nothing added yields more."

    The bottom line? "On average, two tablespoons light unpopped popcorn kernels will yield about 4 cups popped per serving."


    Brand: Jolly Time American's Best 94% Fat Free Butter Flavor Microwave
    Number of Cups Popped: 5
    Points: 1

    Brand: Pop-Secret 94% Fat-Free Butter
    Number of Cups Popped: 6
    Points: 2

    Brand: Act II Light Butter Microwave
    Number of Cups Popped: 6 3/4
    Points: 2

    Brand: Newman's Own Light Butter-Flavoured Microwave
    Number of Cups Popped: 3 3/4
    Points: 2

    Brand: Newman's Own Light Natural Microwave
    Number of Cups Popped: 3 3/4
    Points: 2

    Brand: Pop-Secret 94% Fat-Free Butter
    Number of Cups Popped: 6
    Points: 2

 

 

 


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