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How much popcorn is made from one cup of kernels?

One cup of kernels makes approximately eight quarts of popcorn.

How long ago was popcorn first made?

Popcorn was originally popped more than 5,000 years ago.

When was microwave popcorn invented?

Microwave popcorn was invented in .1982 by Pillsbury

What state produces the most popcorn?

Nebraska farmers produce more popcorn than any other state. Approximately 250 million pounds a year.

Should popcorn kernels be stored in the refrigerator?

Popcorn kernels should not be stored in the refrigerator. Keep kernels in a cool, dry cupboard.

What is the difference between kettle and caramel corn?

Kettle Corn is made with popcorn, sugar and salt. It has a lot less sugar than Caramel Corn. Caramel Corn is made with sugar, caramel flavor, vanilla, corn syrup, molasses and brown sugar.

Is popcorn gluten free?

Yes, popcorn is naturally gluten free.

How much popcorn do Americans eat?

Americans eat more than 17 billion quarts of popcorn per year.

What about those unpopped kernels in a batch of popcorn.

The unpopped kernels found in a batch of popped popcorn are known as, “old maids.”

National Popcorn Day

January 19 is National Popcorn Day.