Interesting Facts about Popcorn

November 3, 2009 | In: Food facts

The oldest ears of corn were found in the Bat Caves in western central Mexico.

In 1885, the American Charles Cretors invented the popcorn machine.

Popcorn kernels can pop up to 3 feet in the air.

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

Popcorn is low in calories as compared to other snacks. A cup of air-popped popcorn would have 31 calories and a cup of oil-popped only 55 per cup.

The largest popcorn festival is the Marion Popcorn Festival.

January 30th is National Popcorn Day in US.

Popcorn has more protein than any other cereal grain.

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

Researches has proven that the ancestors of most Native American tribes enjoyed popcorn even before the birth of Christ.

Popcorn needs between 13.5-14% moisture to pop.

In the 1920s popcorn was
banned at most movie theaters
because it was considered too

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1 Response to Interesting Facts about Popcorn


Billy Jean

February 4th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

this is an interesting article.

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