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Pretzels vs. Popcorn


You’re hungry. It’s sometime between meals and you need a little something salty. You go to the pantry. You see popcorn and pretzels. Which should you choose? This is the battle of America’s favorite snacks.

Both of these snacks are a much better choice than potato chips and quite a few other treats that can be found in most pantries. However, one salty snacks triumphs the other when it comes to nutritional content. In this battle, popcorn wins.

Pretzels vs. Popcorn

A snack-sized bag of pretzels and a single-serving bag of 94 % fat-free microwave popcorn have about the same amount of protein and fat. But a single serving of popcorn is six whole cups. That’s a lot of popcorn! In those six cups you’ll get three servings of whole-grain and five grams of fiber.

If that wasn’t enough to sway you to grab the bag and heat, a serving of popcorn has half the amount of sodium of a serving of pretzels.

Of course, that doesn’t mean you can go to the theater and start squirting on the butter and enjoying an endless tub. But there are plenty of brands of popcorn found at the grocery store that have a fat free or almost fat free option. So stick it in the micro, pop in your favorite movie, and enjoy!

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Written By bistroMD Team. Published on November 07, 2012. Updated on February 06, 2013.


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