- January 19 -

Popcorn Day

Popcorn has been around for centuries. It is one of six main varieties of corn. (The others are pod, sweet, flour, dent, and flint.) 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...

Popcorn Day

Popcorn has been around for centuries. It is one of six main varieties of corn. (The others are pod, sweet, flour, dent, and flint.) 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 (in both North and South America) popped their corn by throwing it on hot stones over a fire.

Americans eat about 16 billion quarts of popcorn each year (about 51 quarts per person), which makes it one of the most popular snacks in this country. It is also one of the oldest.

Today, we rely heavily on microwaveable popcorn, which was introduced in the 1980s.
On Popcorn Day, we suggest you pop up some fresh popcorn, kick back and enjoy!

Source:
http://www.punchbowl.com/holidays/national-popcorn-day

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