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.
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The origin of the term "old maids" for unpopped kernels of popcorn is unknown, but it has been in use for more than 100 years. For example, the term appeared in the 1947 edition of the "New England Cooking" cookbook by Ella S. Bowles and Dorothy S. Towle and in the May ...
According to the George Mateljan Foundation for the World's Healthiest Foods, popcorn can be a healthy snack depending on its preparation methods. Rather than microwaving popcorn, air-pop kernels and add extra-virgin olive oil and sea salt afterward to reduce the calori...
Popcorn is not a vegetable. Due to the fact that it is a kernel that is heated until it pops, popcorn is classified as a grain; this indicates some nutritional value in popcorn.
Dogs can eat popcorn that has no added butter and is unsalted without any harm or issues. As with most human food, it should be fed to dogs sparingly and in moderation.
Plain popcorn is a safe, low-calorie snack for dogs. Popcorn flavored with salt and butter, while not unsafe, is a less healthy choice for dogs.