Almost everybody loves popcorn especially when they go to the movies or while watching a favorite television program at home. Therefore, thousands of people can join the celebration.
- Popcorn is one of the most popular snacks in the country. It is also one of the oldest.
Popcorn has been around for centuries. It is one of six main varieties of corn. Popcorn originated in Mexico, but eventually made its way north. In 1948, archaeologists in the state of New Mexico discovered ancient popcorn ears that were at least 5,600 years old. The Native Americans popped their corn by throwing it on hot stones over a fire.
Popcorn is a type of corn that expands from the kernel and puffs up when heated.
Americans eat about 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year. Each person eat about 51 quarts. Popcorn is commonly eaten in movie theaters. This snack is usually served salted or sweetened often with butter.Popcorn is inexpensive, easy to make, and quite filling.
Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in dietary fiber, low in calories and fat, and free of sugar and sodium.
Today, a lot of people like microwaveable popcorn, which was introduced in the 1980s.
Popcorn is not just for eating
- Popcorn threaded onto a string, is used as a wall or Christmas tree decoration.
- Popcorn can be used as packing material.
To celebrate National Popcorn Day, make your favorite kind of popcorn and enjoy it while watching a movie with your family or friends.