I used to try and weigh out my popcorn before I popped it, but then I realized it wasn't very accurate to do this because all the kernels wouldn't pop (and how many did pop was rather variable) and I don't eat unpopped kernels. I also started to wonder if the corn would lose a little water weight when it got heated up and popped... So, I decided that the best thing to do would be to pop the corn and then weigh out my portion (food scale) post-popping.
My problem is I'm not sure if my measuring cup would be accurate, because it is technically meant for liquids and popped popcorn is hard to measure accurately because its, well, popped and there's a lot of funny spacing between the pieces... When I measure the kernels I use the scoop that came with the popper.
Does anyone know how to find out how many calories are in popcorn kernels? All the info I can find goes by cups of popped popcorn, but it's a lot easier to measure the unpopped kernels than try to measure each cup as you are eating a bowl of it... I measure the kernels when I put it in the air popper, it's 1/4 cup kernels so how do I find out the amount of calories?
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