Popcorn is a great low-calorie snack to have when you are trying to lose weight, especially homemade popcorn since you can control the butter and oil content, keeping it low in syns, but what about popcorn kernels themselves, how many syns do they have?
Popcorn kernels have around 5 syns per 25g, making them quite low in syns for a large portion, be cautious of adding oil or butter however since this can make them much higher in syns.
We've made a syn guide below, discussing how many popcorn kernels you can have on the slimming world, syn values of popcorn and our own SW recipe for making the best popcorn at home with kernels!
At 5 syns for 25g, you can have up to 75g of popcorn kernels before using all of your 15 syn daily allowance, which is a generous amount of popcorn!
Popcorn kernels make a great weight loss snack since they are high in volume and naturally low in calories, plus, when made at home, you can add sweetener instead of sugar for sweeteners and use spray oil instead of butter to keep syns low.
Store-bought popcorn can have many more syns, for example, Butterkist toffee popcorn has 6.5 syns for 30g, making it very high in syns due to the added sugar.
Popcorn kernels have a similar syn value no matter the brand, but store-bought popcorn syns can change according to the added ingredients, we've listed various syns below to help you out.
If you've bought yourself some popcorn kernels and you are ready to make some tasty popcorn, we have SW popcorn recipe below to help you out.
To conclude, popcorn kernels are low in syns, having 5 syns for a 25 serving, making them a great weight loss snack. Compared to cinema and store-bought popcorn, homemade popcorn can be made syn friendly by omitting butter and sugar.
If you are interested to learn how many syns cinema popcorn has, check out our guide here.