The exact date for National Popcorn Day is debatable, but most sources claim it is observed this Saturday, Jan. 19.
Many have second thoughts on whether or not to celebrate this holiday because they are still trying to keep up their new year’s resolution of weight loss and eating healthier. If this is you, fear not, unlike most food holidays, National Popcorn Day is viewed as pretty healthy. Unless you smother popcorn in butter, salt, or caramel, a cup or two of regular white popcorn is a healthy snack.
One of the best ways to celebrate National Popcorn Day is to grab a bowl of popcorn and enjoy it with friends while staying in to watch a good movie. You can also go to the movies and enjoy a delicious bag of hot, buttery, popcorn.
Compared to other snacks, popcorn is low in calories. Air-popped popcorn has only 31 calories per cup; oil-popped popcorn has 55 per cup.
Out of the 6 types of corn – pod, sweet, flour, dent, flint, and popcorn – popcorn is the only one that pops, hence the name ‘popcorn’
Popcorn kernels can pop up to 3 feet in the air.
Popcorn has been served in movie theaters since 1912, this was an idea that wasn’t very welcomed at first because theater owners feared that the popcorn would distract their patrons from the movies, but they later realized it actually increases revenues.
April 7 is Caramel Popcorn Day and October is National Popcorn Popping Month.
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