Popcorn kernels that do not pop do not contain enough water. Water is needed in the starch of the kernel in order to create pressure and eventually pop. More »

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A popcorn kernels is a type of maize, or corn, kernel that comes from a wild grass called zea mays everta. Popcorn is one of six types of corn, but The Popcorn Board notes that zea mays everta is the only variety to prod... More »

One cup of unpopped popcorn kernels contains 225 grams, or 8 ounces of the kernels. Use 1 tablespoon of kernels for 1 cup of popcorn; 2 tablespoonfuls produce between 2-1/2 and 3 cups. The number of kernels in one tables... More »

Popcorn is native to the Americas. It was first cultivated by the pre-Columbian indigenous peoples in Central America who popped the kernels of corn and ate them that way. More »

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Popcorn kernels do not expire in the sense that old popcorn can make you sick, but popcorn can dry out which causes the popcorn to no longer pop. Microwave popcorn sold in stores has a best-by-date on the box. More »

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Popcorn is a carbohydrate. In fact, it is 71 percent carbohydrate, primarily made up of starch. On weight control diets, it is actually permitted as a bread exchange. More »

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Unpopped popcorn kernels are referred to as "old maids," when found at the bottom of the popcorn bowl or popper. Alternatively, they are sometimes called "spinsters," which is another term for an old maid. More »