Popcorn is a favorite snack for millions of people worldwide. Not only does it pair perfectlywith movies like peanut butter and jelly in a kid’s lunchbox, but it's also a nutritious snack to enjoy any time of the day! Copper Kettle Popcorn makes the best gourmet popcorn online, including our Caramel Corn, Caramel Puffs, and Butter Brickle popcorn. Keep reading to learn four things you didn't know about popcorn, and shop online today!
Popcorn is More than 5,000 Years Old
Popcorn is a lot older than you'd think. Corn is a crop that was grown by the Native Americans in America before Europeans arrived. Plus, an ear of corn has been found in Mexico that dates back at least 5,000 years, making popcorn an old crop, indeed.
Theaters Originally Banned Popcorn
We know, shocking. Popcorn was banned because no one wanted to clean up the mess it can make when spilled. Yet, eventually, the crowd spoke, and popcorn began to be served in every movie theater nationwide beginning during the Great Depression — a tradition that continues to this day.
Popcorn is a Type of Corn
Popcorn is a type of corn, and it is the only type of corn that can pop. Popcorn pops because each kernel contains moisture. This moisture turns to steam when heated, which builds until it pops to escape.
Popcorn is a Healthy Snack
Popcorn itself is a very healthy snack. Popcorn is a whole grain food and contains a large amount of fiber. It contains many useful vitamins and minerals, including vitamin B1, vitamin B3, magnesium, copper, and zinc. Where popcorn becomes unhealthy is adding on immense amounts of butter and other additives.
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