How Heavy is a Popcorn Kernel

The average popcorn kernel weighs between 2.5 and 3 milligrams. That means that if you put 30 kernels on a scale, they would weigh between 75 and 90 milligrams, or about the same as a penny.

A popcorn kernel weighs about .3 grams. That’s about 1/10 of a ounce! So if you have 10 kernels, that would be one whole ounce.

The types of popcorn kernels- Mushroom & Butterfly

How Much Does 1 Cup of Unpopped Popcorn Weigh

A cup of popcorn kernels will weigh in at around 30 grams, or just over 1 ounce. When you pop that corn, those same kernels will fluff up and increase in size, but they’ll still only weigh in at around 85 grams, or 3 ounces. So if you’re ever in a pinch and need to know how much popcorn you need to make a specific amount, remember that 1 cup of kernels will make 3 cups of popped popcorn.

How Heavy is a Popcorn Kernel


How Much Does a Single Corn Kernel Weigh?

A single corn kernel weighs between 0.1 and 0.2 grams. There are about 800 kernels in a pound, so a pound of corn kernels would weigh between 80 and 160 grams.

How Big is an Average Popcorn Kernel?

An average popcorn kernel is about 0.75 inches in diameter. However, there can be a lot of variation in size, with some kernels being much smaller or larger than this. Popcorn is a type of corn that has been bred to have a hard outer shell and a starchy interior.

When heated, the starch inside the kernel turns to steam and pressure builds up until the kernel explodes. This is why popcorn pops!

How Much Does 1/2 Cup Popcorn Kernels Weigh?

A half cup of popcorn kernels generally weighs between 30 and 35 grams. This can vary depending on the type of popcorn kernel and how tightly packed they are. For example, organic popcorn kernels tend to be a bit smaller and lighter than conventional kernels.

One way to ensure you have an accurate measurement is to use a food scale. Simply place a half cup measuring cup on the scale and tare it (set it back to zero). Then pour in your popcorn kernels until the scale reads 30-35 grams.

What is 100G of Popcorn?

A bag of popcorn usually contains around 100 grams of kernels, which is enough to make approximately 40 popped pieces of popcorn. One gram of kernels produces about 2-3 pieces of popped corn. So, if you’re looking to make a big batch of popcorn for a party or movie night, you’ll need to start with at least 100 grams of kernels.


A popcorn kernel weighs about 1/16 of an ounce. That means that a tablespoon of popcorn kernels (about 15 kernels) would weigh about 1 ounce.

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