About Popcorn

A bowlful of cheesy popcorn melts in your mouth and makes your life better!! In fact, it makes everything better- late-night talks and movie night. Sleepover and Netflix are all incomplete without a bowlful of popcorn. What other healthier ways do you know to celebrate your fun rather than stuffing deliciously flavored popcorn on your mouth? Popcorn is a type of maize (or corn) that belongs to the grass family. Scientifically called Zea mays everta, it’s the only type of Corn that actually pop. And it pops because of the thicker pericarp/hull. Let’s learn more about these Yum balls of corn.

Early uses of Popcorn

About 10,000 years ago, man-kind started domesticating corn. Archaeologists have discovered shreds of evidence that people have used popcorn thousands of years before today. In Mexico, remnants of popcorn from 3600BC were discovered. Popcorn kernels that were around 3,000 years old still popped when they were heated. In ancient days, people used to make it by mixing it’s kernels to the sand heated in a fire. Maybe we can call it Sand Popcorn. The first  machine that operates automatically was introduced in Chicago at the 1893 World’s Fair. And today, movie theatres over the globe are incomplete without a popcorn machine. 


How is popcorn made: From Field to Food

The ovoid-shaped fruits of the cocoa tree are around 15 to 25 centimeters long. To make chocolate, both the pulp and seeds (also known as cocoa beans) are removed from the fruit, laid out on large plant leaves and covered with other leaves. The fermentation process begins within five to six days, whereby the pulp falls apart and the beans start sprouting briefly. Sprouting lets the cocoa beans develop their typical, slightly bitter taste. After this has developed, the bean is dried, roasted and ground until it turns into a viscous brown cocoa paste.

To turn this into chocolate, cocoa butter and sugar are added to the paste, along with, possibly, powdered milk and other ingredients. Finally, it is rolled, heated, poured into a mould and cooled. The paste hardens during the cooling process and results in chocolate.





Why popcorn’s been irreplaceable?

Why popcorn’s been irreplaceable?

It’s Healthiest for You!

The calorie content of potato chips is 5 times more than that of popcorn. It is proven to be 100% whole grain with all fiber and antioxidants. Studies have shown that it contains more antioxidants than fruits and vegetables we eat in a day. It’s free of major allergens such as dairy, egg, gluten, nuts, soy, and nuts. Freshly-popped kernels with a hint of salt can be your healthy snacks.

It’s Flavoured for You!

Flavored or plain, popcorn is always a happy food. Hungry or not, it’s always there for you. It’s extremely cheap and easy to prepare. Basically, it’s happy food for everyone!! Savor the taste and let the balls of corn melt in your mouth. Enjoy the flavour.