Nutritional Information On Oil Popped Act Ii Popcorn [Fashionable]5/17/2013 2:34:50 AM
Nutritional Information On Oil Popped Act Ii Popcorn Popcorn has a long history in North America. The discovery that corn, a staple food for Native Americans, could be transformed into a tasty, light portable snack took place hundreds of years ago. Since then, popcorn has become a super star of snacks for kids, families and movie theaters. With the invention of the microwave, people started popping popcorn without pots, pans or an open fire. Act II, a division of the ConAgra corporation, sells several varieties of microwaveable popcorn. Its Old Fashioned Natural style harkens back to the original popcorn of Native Americans, made with only oil and salt. NutritionA single 1-cup serving of Act II's Old Fashioned Natural popcorn has 30 calories. Since the popcorn contains oil, it has 2 g of fat and 1 g of this fat is saturated. This 1-cup serving has 25 g of sodium, less than 1 g of protein and 4 g of carbohydrates, according to the product nutrition label displayed by the Diet Facts website. Act II popcorn does not contain trans fats or cholesterol. By comparison, My Foodopedia shows that regular oil-popped popcorn contains 55 calories per cup, when popped in 1 tsp. of oil. Profile ComparisonThe Center for Science in the Public Interest compared various microwave popcorn products in 2003 and ranked the healthiest choices. The factors that CSPI used were the calories per serving and per bag, total saturated fat, trans fat content and sodium content. The "Best Bites" contained no more than 200 mg of sodium, 4 g of sugar and 1 g of saturated fat. CSPI used a 5-cup serving size for this comparison because the organization believes that it is a more accurate measure of the amount of popcorn that most people eat at one time. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.