What’s a perfect snack for movies?
It can’t be anything other than popcorn, can it?
Whether you crunch them or suck them, let their smooth velvety texture melt in your mouth. They will surely make you crave more and more.
The moment their warm, buttery smell hits your nose, you can feel their taste melting down your tongue.
Made from a small tiny kernel, even smaller than your nail bed, popcorn has been able to hook children and adults of all ages.
Have you ever wondered about some facts about popcorn?
For example, how much do they fit into a cup, or how many years have humans consumed them?
Even if not, this blog post provides you with an opportunity to increase your knowledge of the subject matter.
We will be discussing all those teeny-tiny facts about your best companion through the movies.
Keep reading to find out more!
Popped popcorn originated in America and has been consumed for 4000 to 5000 years.
The oldest popcorn ever was found in Mexico, which dates back to 3600 BC.
However, popcorn gained popularity in the 19th century, when people started to experiment with their recipes to make popcorn.
It was after the invention of the steam-powered popcorn maker in 1885 that its popularity became a smash-hit.
Popcorn is a very versatile snack available in a range of flavors that will make your mind boggle.
Plain popcorn can be mixed with any kind of flavor, sweet, savory, umami, or just anything depending on your tastebuds.
Popcorn is available in more than 100 different flavors. Quite a lot to choose from, isn’t it?
From the plain, old buttery to the red hot popcorn, from the salted caramel to the Christmas crunch.
Weird flavors like bacon s’mores and cilantro lime are available as well.
Popcorn is popped kernels.
Kernels are very small seeds. This means that a small number of kernels can make a large bowl of popped popcorn.
Half a cup of kernels can make about 15 cups of popped popcorn.
The amount of serving that we get at the movies or fairs is 4 to 5 cups of popped popcorn.
So basically, 1 cup of popped popcorn is just two tablespoons of kernels.
This is because popped popcorns do not contain the moisture that was present in their unpopped or kernel form.
Intrinsically, we can have a bowl full of popcorn with just a small amount of kernels.
Fill the measuring cup with popped popcorn and shake the container so the popcorn may settle in.
Do not press the popcorn as they are very fragile and will break apart. This will result in a flawed measurement.
The popcorn should be at the level of the measuring line rather than forming a meniscus, as this may produce inaccurate results.
Popcorn is on the top list of foods to eat in a diet.
It is extremely low in calories. Just look at the size of a kernel from which the air-filled popcorn is made.
Three cups of popcorn only contain a total of 100 calories.
One serving of popcorn contains 6 grams of fiber.
This makes popcorn a great staple for diets as its high fiber content will make you feel full and might help you suppress your cravings for sweets.
However, popcorn has gained a bad reputation due to the types of servings and flavors available.
Now, they are filled with calories and weird ingredients due to their stupendous servings and buttery toppings.
This could be prevented by making your own popcorn at home and saving those flavored, buttery pops for a once-in-a-blue-moon treat.