National Popcorn Poppin Month on October, 2018: interesting things about popcorn?

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interesting things about popcorn?

* Popcorn's Scientific name is Zea mays everta and it is the only type of corn that will pop.

*In 1948. popped kernels around 5,000 years old were dicovered in caves in New Mexico.

*It is believed that the Wampanoag Native American tribe brought popcorn to the colonists for the first Thanksgiving in Plymouth,Massachusetts.

*The first commercial popcorn machine was invented by Charles Cretors in Chicago in 1885.

*Christopher Columbus allegedly introduced popcorn to Europeans in late 15th. Century.

Celebration Time

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•National Popcorn Day is celebrated on the 19th January.

•Caramel Popcorn Day is celebrated on the 7th of April.

•National Popcorn Poppin' Month is celebrated in October.

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Fun Popcorn Facts

Corny Facts

Americans consume some 16 billion quarts of this whole grain, good-for-you treat. That’s 52 quarts per man, woman, and child.

Compared to most snack foods, popcorn is low in calories. Air-popped popcorn has only 31 calories per cup. Oil-popped is only 55 per cup.

Popcorn is a type of maize (or corn), a member of the grass family, and is scientifically known as Zea mays everta.

Of the 6 types of maize/corn—pod, sweet, flour, dent, flint, and popcorn—only popcorn pops.

Popcorn is a whole grain. It is made up of three components: the germ, endosperm, and pericarp (also know as the hull).

Popcorn needs between 13.5-14% moisture to pop.

Popcorn differs from other types of maize/corn in that is has a thicker pericarp/hull. The hull allows pressure from the heated water to build and eventually bursts open. The inside starch becomes gelatinous while being heated; when the hull bursts, the gelatinized starch spills out and cools, giving it its familiar popcorn shape.

Most U.S. popcorn is grown in the Midwest, primarily in Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri.

Many people believe the acres of corn they see in the Midwest during growing season could be picked and eaten for dinner, or dried and popped. In fact, those acres are typically field corn, which is used largely for livestock feed, and differs from both sweet corn and popcorn.

The peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall.

Most popcorn comes in two basic shapes when it's popped: snowflake and mushroom. Snowflake is used in movie theaters and ballparks because it looks and pops bigger. Mushroom is used for candy confections because it doesn't crumble.

Popping popcorn is one of the number one uses for microwave ovens. Most microwave ovens have a "popcorn" control button.

"Popability" is popcorn lingo that refers to the percentage of kernels that pop.

There is no such thing as “hull-less” popcorn. All popcorn needs a hull in order to pop. Some varieties of popcorn have been bred so the hull shatters upon popping, making it appear to be hull-less.

How high popcorn kernels can pop? Up to 3 feet in the air.

The world’s largest popcorn ball was created by volunteers in Sac City, Iowa in February, 2009. It weighed 5,000 lbs., stood over 8 ft. tall, and measured 28.8 ft. in circumference.

If you made a trail of popcorn from New York City to Los Angeles, you would need more than 352,028,160 popped kernels!

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Nutritional Facts

Popcorn is a whole grain that contains 40 or more nutrients.

-The germ in the popcorn kernel contains all of the B complex vitamins, plus vitamin E, Riboflavin and Thiamine.

-Popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain

-Popcorn has more iron than eggs, peanuts, spinach, or roast beef!

-The hull and outer layers are rich in iron, phosphorous and protein.

-Popcorn has more phosphorous and fiber than potato chips, ice cream cones, or pretzels

-Popcorn is a colorie counter's delight! Unbuttered popcorn only has between 25 and 55 calories per cup.

Because popcorn contributes to the overall health and maintenance of the body, the American Diabetes Association permit popcorn as a bread exchange on weight control diets

Popcorn is listed third out of a list of 11 as eleven Things That Don't Cause Cancer.

-Pocorn aids digestion by providing necessary roughage, also known as fiber.

The experts agree. Popcorn is all-around "good" food-healthy, economical and tasty.

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Popcorn Facts?

Popcorn Facts?

Popcorn Facts-

Indiana produces more popcorn than any other state in the U.S.

Popcorn, threaded onto a string, is used as a wall or Christmas tree decoration in some parts of North America.

At least four localities claim to be the "Popcorn Capital of the World": Marion, Ohio; Ridgway, Illinois; Schaller, Iowa; and North Loup, Nebraska.

The world's largest popcorn ball was unveiled in October 2006 in Lake Forest, Illinois. It weighed 3,415 pounds and had a circumference of 24.5 feet.

The Boy Scouts of America sell popcorn door-to-door as a primary fund-raiser, similar to Girl Scout cookies

The peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall.

Most popcorn comes in two basic shapes when it's popped: snowflake and mushroom. Snowflake is used in movie theaters and ballparks because it looks and pops bigger. Mushroom is used for candy confections because it doesn't crumble.

How high popcorn kernels can pop? Up to 3 feet in the air.

The world's largest popcorn ball, as measured by the Guinness Book of World Records: 12 feet in diameter, containing 2,000 pounds of corn, 40,000 pounds of sugar, 280 gallons of corn syrup and 400 gallons of water.

If you made a trail of popcorn from New York City to Los Angeles, you would need more than 352,028,160 popped kernels!

Popping popcorn is one of the number one uses for microwave ovens. Most microwave ovens have a “popcorn” control button.

“Popability” is popcorn lingo that refers to the percentage of kernels that pop.

January 19th is National Popcorn Day

April 7th is Caramel Popcorn Day

October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.

Popcorn is low in calories. Air-popped popcorn has only 31 calories per cup and oil-popped is only 55 per cup.

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