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May 31, 2012 11:27 PM
A bag of the popcorn I was eating tonight potentially has 325 calories in it. But once I got to the bottom of the bowl, I thought, "Do the nutrition facts account for there being kernels left unpopped, or do they assume I'll eat every single one?" Because if they don't take that into consideration, I can subtract more than a tablespoon's worth of unpopped popcorn calories from my count, if not, I can only subtract the kernels that my dad pilfered from the bowl. tongue Help?
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October 25, 2012 6:25 PM
Better eat them all or else the nutritional value will be off devil
October 25, 2012 7:48 PM
Seriously? You're worried about a tbsp of unpopped kernels? Just log it for what it was supposed to be and assume it evens out some place else where you probably under estimated food or over estimated exercise.
October 25, 2012 8:21 PM
Hey, I have wondered about that too!

I use the 100 calorie bags or measure the amount for 100 calories into the air popper.

I usually do just keep the count but no harm in wondering!
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October 26, 2012 12:40 AM
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Seriously? You're worried about a tbsp of unpopped kernels? Just log it for what it was supposed to be and assume it evens out some place else where you probably under estimated food or over estimated exercise.


^^this!
  27385659
October 26, 2012 3:12 AM
Do you take off the cals for the sauce left on your plate/dripped on your shirt too? laugh
  24741952
October 26, 2012 3:18 AM
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Do you take off the cals for the sauce left on your plate/dripped on your shirt too? laugh
This... Win
October 26, 2012 3:21 AM
Just count them all and be done with it. Better to overestimate than under...
October 26, 2012 3:27 AM
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October 26, 2012 3:27 AM
Do you worry about the undigested sweetcorn?
October 26, 2012 3:30 AM
I weigh it before I pop it then weigh the unpopped bits at the end and discount them :-)
  14899594
October 26, 2012 3:39 AM
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I weigh it before I pop it then weigh the unpopped bits at the end and discount them :-)


Seriously? I can't believe people actually do this noway
  24741952
October 26, 2012 3:42 AM
I love this it's so funny, thank you :)
October 26, 2012 3:44 AM
Wow. I seriously do not even know what to say. This is a level of obsession that feel highly unnecessary. I'd rather have this:

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October 26, 2012 3:47 AM
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Edited by Brunner26_2 On October 26, 2012 3:49 AM
October 26, 2012 3:48 AM
Don't become that obsessed

Also, the popcorn that I usually buy has the facts for the unpopped kernels and each popped cup. What about yours?
Edited by Brunner26_2 On October 26, 2012 3:48 AM
October 26, 2012 5:50 AM
Y'all are kinda onry (how the hell do you spell that anyways?) for it being a Friday morning - funny, but onry.

I like what another said - assume you've over/under estimated somewhere else and move along :)

Or, you can be like my frugal coworker and try to pop those kernels again...
Edited by jessc4343 On October 26, 2012 5:50 AM
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October 26, 2012 5:59 AM
If it's flavored popcorn, and I'm assuming it is if it's 300+ calories a bag, than most of the calories are coming from the flavoring, not the popcorn. And the flavoring is in the bag, not in the kernels, so you are eating nearly all of that anyway. The calories in a teaspoon of unpopped kernels is roughly 17 calories. I did the math for you.

Do yourself a favor, don't worry about 17 calories one way or the other. Calorie counts, even if you weigh everything down to the gram are likely to be off by at least that much anyway. Legally, calorie information listed on packaged food can be off by up to 10% one way or the other, and fresh food, as an agricultural product, is even more likely to be slightly different every time! Plus, 17 calories is about 0.4% of a pound.

ETA: Just saw it was a tablespoon, not a teaspoon. So your calories could be as high as 51. Still not really enough to get worked up about.
Edited by mizzie1980 On October 26, 2012 6:01 AM
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October 26, 2012 6:01 AM
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October 26, 2012 6:07 AM
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I think that's part of the joke.
October 26, 2012 6:08 AM
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My spelling senses are tingling... grumble


My god I want a fig roll!!
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October 26, 2012 6:10 AM
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Y'all are kinda onry (how the hell do you spell that anyways?)


I have absolutely no idea what you mean by "onry"
October 26, 2012 6:13 AM
ornery

and

...you guys....
October 26, 2012 6:13 AM
Just measure the amount you are actually eating ---not the unpopped kernels and log ithuh
  18445498
October 26, 2012 6:17 AM
when i eat a sleeve of cookies, I'm always sure to dump the crumbs out onto a food scale so I know how many micrograms to subtract from the calories.

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