The Great Big Guide To Popcorn

Got basic questions about popcorn? Need some specific info on this amazingly crunchy treat loved worldwide? You’ve come to the right place.

In this guide, we’ll cover a wide range of topics about popcorn, popcorn kernels, and much more.

What is popcorn?

Popcorn is an edible snack food created when a special variety of corn kernels explodes outward during the popping process. When popcorn kernels are heated sufficiently, moisture trapped inside creates pressure due to steam.

This pressure causes the kernel hull to break open and create a soft, crunchy treat you can eat.

Popcorn is frequently served alone, with a sweet or flavored coating, or with seasoning or butter. Movie theaters in many countries traditionally serve popcorn as a concession to customers to enjoy with their entertainment.

Popcorn basics: corn varieties, different popped types, and more

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Where Do Popcorn Kernels Come From?

Where do popcorn kernels come from, and can you pop any kind of corn to pop your snack? As a matter of fact, not just any corn will do as you’ll see.

Popcorn storage, shelf life, and expiration facts

Popcorn nutrition facts

Popcorn serving information

Popcorn kernels