Is Love Corn Healthy? The Truth About This Crunchy Snack

Crunchy, addictive, and oh-so-satisfying: Love Corn is a popular snack made from whole corn kernels that are dry-roasted and perfectly seasoned.

This crunchy snack has won the hearts of snack lovers not only in the US but also in other countries like the UK and Canada.

It comes in plenty of mouthwatering flavors such as Sea salt, Sea salt & vinegar, BBQ and more.

However, amidst all the flavors and irresistible crunch, is Love Corn a healthy choice?

Short answer: Love corn is a healthy as it is made from Non-GMO corn and is free from harmful additives. In addition, It is low to moderate in sodium and is certified vegan and gluten-free.

Read on to find out more about Love Corn, including its ingredients, protein, fiber, sodium content and more.

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What are the ingredients in Love Corn?

Love Corn comes in various flavors, such as,

  • Sea salt
  • Sea salt & vinegar
  • BBQ
  • Habanero
  • Cheezy

And if you are in the UK, you get some more flavors such as chocolate crunchy corn, Cheese & onion and Smoked BBQ.

Therefore, the exact ingredients can vary depending on the flavor.

In general, Love Corn is made up of Non-GMO Corn, Sunflower oil and sea salt as the main ingredients.

Based on the flavor, it also has other ingredients like dried vinegar, citric acid, malic acid, yeast extract, sugar, paprika, etc.

Here is the table showing all the ingredients in each Love Corn flavor (present in the US).

Love Corn does not contain any red flags, such as artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Everything is plant-based.

Even Love corn Cheezy flavor contains vegan cheese.

So ingredients wise, it’s definitely worth loving Love Corn.

Note that Love Corn comes in different portion sizes, such as 20g(for kids), 35g or 45g(for adults) and 115g(for family).

However, on the official website, the 20g portion size flavor is listed, so I will stick with that.

How much protein is in Love Corn?

Love corn in bowl

Love Corn is low in protein, with just 1g per serving (20g).

But why is the protein content so less? That’s because Love Corn’s primary focus is on delivering a satisfying and crunchy snacking experience rather than being a significant protein source.

However, it would be great if Love Corn had around 3 to 4g of protein.

But that’s not all.

In addition to protein, Love Corn is also not a good source of fiber. Each serving (20g) has just 1g of fiber.

With only 1g of protein and fiber, Love Corn may not be the go-to snack for those seeking a nutritious option. 

Is Love Corn high in sodium?

Love Corn is low to moderate in sodium containing 120 to 200mg per serving(20g), depending on the flavor.

Sea salt and Sea salt & vinegar are the flavors with the least sodium. While Habanero is the flavor with the highest sodium.

If you choose the Habanero flavor, it provides around 13% of the daily ideal sodium limit set by the American Heart Association.

While 13% may not seem very much, considering the small portion size of just 20g, it becomes a considerable sodium amount.

Sodium is an important part of the diet, but too much of it can result in major heart-related issues.

If you are someone limiting sodium intake, avoid or limit the Habanero flavor. However, the rest of the Love Corn flavors can be enjoyed without sodium concerns.

Here’s the table showing the sodium content of each Love Corn flavor.

Love corn flavorSodium per serving(mg)
Sea salt120
Sea salt & vinegar120
Smoked BBQ175

Is Love Corn good for weight loss?

Love Corn is good for weight loss as it is almost sugar-free and contains just 90 calories per serving.

Most of the calories in Love Corn come from carbohydrates from corn, which are good kinds of carbs.

Note that weight loss depends on your entire diet and lifestyle.

Is Love Corn good for diabetics? Lover Corn is a good choice for diabetics as it is free from added sugar and is a source of healthy carbs.

Is Love Corn healthier than Corn nuts?

Love Corn is healthier than Corn nuts for a variety of reasons, such as

  • Love Corn is low in sodium than Corn nuts.
  • Love Corn is low in fat than Corn nuts.
  • Love Corn is low in calories than Corn nuts.
  • Love Corn has sunflower oil which is considered slightly better than corn oil in Corn nuts.
  • Love Corn does not contain ingredients like MSG, Maltodextrin, Sucralose and artificial flavor and color(red 40) found in some flavors of Corn nuts.

However, it’s worth noting that Corn nuts have slightly more protein than Love Corn and similar fiber content.

Is Love Corn gluten-free?

Love Corn is gluten-free as it is made of corn and contains no wheat-based ingredients.

Also, Love Corn is Non-GMO and Vegan certified.

Final words

Love corn is a healthy snack option as it is made from Non-GMO corn and is free from harmful or artificial additives.

In addition, it has low to moderate sodium levels and is certified vegan and gluten-free.

However, it is low in protein and fiber.

If I had to sum up Love corn’s healthiness in one sentence, I’d say Love corn is “healthy,” but not “nutritious.”

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Yatender is the founder of Investohealth! He provides thoroughly researched, unbiased reviews analyzing packaged foods' ingredients, nutrition, and health impacts. Join him on a quest for healthier, more informed eating habits.

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