October is National Popcorn Poppin’ Month, a seasonal celebration of the most beloved snack in America. Families and friends gather to honor this ever-popular treat. Whether stovetop, microwave or ready-to-eat, we consume 13 billion quarts each year of this wholesome, whole grain.
- This was developed mainly in the US Midwest.
- Back in 300 AD, ancient Peruvians turned corn into a snack and called it Pisancalla.
- The scientific name of this is Zea Mays Everta.
- It was discovered in New Mexico and is over 5,000 years old.
- The popcorn machine was invented in 1885 by Charles Cretors.
- Popcorn kernels can pop up in the air up to 3 feet high.
- The most top-selling popcorn in the world is Orville Redenbacher.
Celebrated for its seed-to-snack simplicity, it is also non-GMO, vegan, gluten-free, sugar-free and naturally low in fat and calories. This makes it an easy fit for the dietary conscious and it’s budget-friendly.
Pop up a bowl and celebrate the Popcorn Month with friends and family. For a special seasonal snack, learn why popcorn pops, history, corny facts, recipes and more, you can explore everything at www.popcorn.org.