5 things you didn’t know about popcorn

Popcorn. Even just the sound of popping corn and the fresh aroma of this delicious snack is enough to bring a smile to your face. Whether it is microwave popcorn or air popped popcorn on a rainy day with a bunch of friends or movie theatre popcorn or decadent butter popcorn at a carnival, this healthy snack is bound to bring back some of the best memories for children and adults. From the size of kernels to the flavours , popcorn has some interesting information and such great health benefits!

Let’s discover more fun facts about popcorn that you probably didn’t know!

  • Popcorn history facts: Popcorn is 5.000 years old!

Yes, popcorn is that old, the first traces of popping corn were found in a cave in New Mexico, then it spread throughout the American continent. When the colonists from Europe settled in North America, it is said that popcorn was eaten as a breakfast cereal with milk and sugar.

  • Popcorn popper was invented in the 19th century

Charles Cretor introduced the popcorn making machine in 1893 in the World’s Columbian Exposition; This popcorn maker capitalized on a product and made it into a good business idea for a short period of time.

  • Popcorn, a money-making opportunity

After being annoyed by vendors selling popcorn across the theaters, the cinema owners realized that this simple snack could increase their revenues, so they began serving it in 1912.

  • A kernel pops at 175˚C

While nobody enjoys unpopped corn, did you ever wonder what actually makes popcorn pop? Well, each little kernel contains a certain amount of moisture depending on its size. Once heated at 175˚C, the moisture turns to steam and the kernel explodes or pops inside out.

  • Popcorn is fat-free

If you’re on diet, the best snack you can have is popcorn; it’s rich in fibers, low in sodium and calories. It fills you and makes you eat less. You can order our American Garden classic popcorn or microwave popcorn natural light online and have some handy for the next time you turn on your favourite flick! And if you’re feeling a little bit adventurous, why not try our savory or sweet flavoured popcorn varieties and treat your tastebuds!

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