- 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

Categories:

You may also like...

Interesting events from Food category.

Tortilla Chip Day

A tortilla chip is a snack food made from corn tortillas that are cut into wedges and then fried. Corn tortillas are made of corn, vegetable oil, salt and water. Although tortilla chips are considered to be a Mexican food, they are popular with most people who have ever tasted...

International No Diet Day

International No Diet Day (INDD) is an annual celebration of body acceptance, including fat acceptance and body shape diversity. This day is also dedicated to promoting a healthy life style with a focus on health at any size and in raising awareness of the potential dangers of dieting and the...

World Food Day

World Food Day is celebrated every year around the world on 16 October in honor of the date of the founding of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations in 1945. The day is celebrated widely by many other organisations concerned with food security, including the World Food...

Eat a Cranberry Day

Eat a Cranberry Day is celebrated on November 23rd of each year.It was created in order to promote the health benefits of cranberries. Since the early 21st century within the global functional food industry, there has been a rapidly growing recognition of cranberries for their consumer...

Sardines Day

November 24th is Sardines Day. Sardines are several types of small, edible fish in the herring family. Sardines were found in great schools along the coasts of Europe and were named after the Island of Sardina. Sardines are typically canned and sold in supermarkets. They are washed, their heads...

Bicarbonate of Soda Day

It’s Bicarbonate of Soda Day! Sodium bicarbonate (commonly known as baking soda) is used in baking, cooking, de-odorizing, cleaning, polishing, and countless other applications. The ancient Egyptians used natural deposits of sodium bicarbonate as a cleansing agent like soap, but it...

Download KeepIn Calendar

Enjoy the interesting stories even on your phone or tablet