Sunday, December 23, 2007


My next post is dedicated to my sister Nancy,
She prompted me to write about what I love,,, POPCORN.

Americans consume about 17 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year.
The average American eats about 54 quarts.
It’s one of the most wholesome and economical foods available.

Popcorn is still the most popular food item purchased at your theater's concession stand.
Current sales in for unpopped popcorn are well over $1,000,000,000…

Most of the popcorn consumed throughout the world is grown in the United States.
Americans consume more popcorn than the citizens of any other country.

One cup of plain, air popped popcorn has about 19 calories.
One cup of plain popcorn popped in oil has about 54 calories.

Each kernel contains a small drop of water stored inside a circle of soft starch.
(That's why popcorn needs to contain 13.5 percent to 14 percent moisture.)
As the kernel heats up, the water begins to expand, and pressure builds against the hard starch.
Eventually, this hard surface gives way, causing the popcorn to explode.
As it explodes,
the soft starch inside the popcorn becomes inflated and bursts,
turning the kernel inside out.
The steam inside the kernel is released, and the popcorn is POPPED!

Once popped,,, it’s a little piece of heaven… enjoy.

Click here for MY super terrific POPCORN page...

When you are finished there, have a look at


Anonymous Anonymous said...

what a loser!!! LOL

December 23, 2007  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's a lot of popcorn,
hard to believe we can grow all that.

December 24, 2007  
Blogger Alan... said...

No popcorn for you "anonymous".
Or should I say NANCY...

December 23, 2007  
Blogger Steve said...

Thanks for the tips.
You said you would write up the recipe for me, but I didn't realize I needed to find it on your web site.
Happy popping!

January 18, 2008  

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