Popcorn lovers, rejoice! January 19 is the official day for the one of most popular movie snacks–popcorn!
In honor of National Popcorn Day, here’s some popcorn trivia:
- Popcorn kernels can pop up to three feet in the air
- Most U.S. popcorn is grown in the Midwest, primarily in INdiana, Nebraska, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky and Missouri
- The peak period for popcorn sales for home consumption is in the fall
- Popping popcorn is one of the number one uses for microwave ovens
- If you made a trail of popcorn from New York City to Los Angeles, you would need more than 352,028,160 popped kernels!
- Popcorn needs between 13.5 to 14 percent moisture to pop
- Popcorn comes in two basic shapes when it’s popped: snowflake and mushroom. Snowflake is used in movie theaters and ballparks because it looks and pops bigger. Mushroom is used in candy because it doesn’t crumble.