Where Does Popcorn Come From?

Have you ever wondered where popcorn comes from? When I was a kid, I used to think that I could dry out the corn kernels from my summertime corn-on-the-cob and use them to make popcorn. When I finally got the guts to dry out the kernels and pop them, they burned and got stuck to the bottom of the pan.

As it turns out, the corn that we typically eat is different than the kernels that become popcorn. There’s only one variety of maize that will make it – Zea mays everta. Though it looks like a typical corn kernel, this particular variety is the only one that has the ability to pop and turn into a delicious snack.
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5 Ways to Serve Popcorn at Easter

If you’re looking for something different to serve your guests this Easter, you might want to give popcorn a second look. Popcorn is a lot more versatile than people think! Sure, you can pop some popcorn and let your guests munch on it as they wait for Easter dinner, but why not make popcorn the star ingredient? Here are some ideas for ways you can serve popcorn at your Easter table:
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How to Make Your Own Popcorn Trail Mix

The fun thing about trail mix is that you can put just about anything in it. In my opinion, the best mixes are those that mix different flavors and textures, such as salty, sweet, and crunchy. Popcorn is one of my all time favorite ingredients because it’s so versatile! You start with about six cups of popped popcorn, any flavor, and then build your trail mix from there. If you don’t eat it right away, you can store it in an airtight container for up to a week. Here are some ideas:
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5 Spicy Ways to Top Your Popcorn

As much as I love plain popcorn, I also love trying different toppings. The fun thing about popcorn is that it goes well with just about every seasoning. I’m only limited by my own imagination. One of my favorite things to do is merge my love of spicy foods with my favorite snack. All you need to do is start with plain popcorn and then add any spices that you like. Here are some of my favorite combinations:
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