National Popcorn Day – January 19

National Popcorn Day

POPCORN

Facts on Popcorn  

  • Popcorn, also known as popping corn, is a type of corn that expands and puffs when heated.
  • Americans consume 16 billion quarts of popped popcorn annually or 51 quarts per person. It is also, one of the most economical and wholesome foods available.
  • Good popcorn should provide at least 98 percent popped kernels or fewer than two percent unpopped kernels.
  • Popcorn really became popular during the Great Depression, where is sold for 5-10 cents per bag.
  • Charles Cretors invented the first commercial popcorn machine in the late 19th century.