Where do the calories go?

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  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    We're calorie counting. We both love popcorn for an evening snack and it's good for a filler.
    So I'm reading the nutrition label on the box of microwave popcorn and it says:

    3 tbsp. unpopped has 120 calories
    1 cup of popped has 15 calories

    Where do the other 105 calories go when you pop it?
    Anybody know? [​IMG]

    And why do they need to list how many calories it has unpopped? Are there people that eat it unpopped? [​IMG]
     
  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Well broken cookies have no calories. They leak out. Dunno about the popcorn.
     
  3. bwebb7

    bwebb7 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Where do the calories go?

    Right to my Bu**! (vent area)​
     
  4. Smartie_Pants

    Smartie_Pants Chillin' With My Peeps

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    In my mind, I think its the difference in kernal size. If you have 3 tablespoons of unpopped kernals, think about how many you have. One cup of popped corn seems like it would actually be a significantly less amount of kernals, so there are fewer calories.

    But again, that's not fact or anything, just what my mind came up with.
     
  5. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    How many cups does the bag hold? it could be differances in portion size?
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:That makes sense! Whew! I can stop looking for the hole in the back of the microwave now!

    Okay, smartie pants....where does the second sock go when you put them in the dryer?
     
  7. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Quote:That makes sense! Whew! I can stop looking for the hole in the back of the microwave now!

    Okay, smartie pants....where does the second sock go when you put them in the dryer?

    The sock monster - DUH!!!
     
  8. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Smartie-pants was right on:

    3Tbsps of unpopped kernals would pop up to about 8 cups.

    8 X 15=120.

    Imp- course not every brand pops exactly the same.
     
  9. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    Mmmmm popcorn
     
  10. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

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    ....where does the second sock go when you put them in the dryer?

    All washers have a direct pipeline to the garbage disposial, where the spare sock is ground up, it is then returned to the dryer 40 minutes later in the lint trap, just in time for you to wonder if the towels need replacing, of course.

    [​IMG]
     

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