National Popcorn Day comes on January 19 of every year. Popcorn or popping corn is expanded from the kernel and puffs when they are heated. When kernels and puffs are heated, pressure builds within them and results in a pop-like structure called Popcorn. Popcorn strings at Christmas, balls at Halloween, and all year round at Movie times. Popcorn is usually served salted or sweetened. In North America, they are served with salt, sometimes with butter or a butter-like topping. Some of the sweetened varieties of popcorn-like caramel corn, and kettle corn, are also commonly available. Corn plays a vital role in the diets of different cultures and spreads worldwide phenomena. Hence National Popcorn Day is a day to have a taste of a big bowl of corn with a delicious treat.
“If you’re wanting something salty, do air-popped popcorn. That, to me, would be a healthier choice than having any kind of fried chip.” Bob Harper
History of National Popcorn Day
The creator or inventor of National Popcorn Day was still unknown. Corn was first cultivated in Mexico over 9000 years ago. Archaeologists have said that people knew about Popcorn 1000 years ago. Some historians believe that popcorn is the first corn that people know. In the 19th century, the popping of kernels was first achieved manually and sold on the east coast of the USA under the names of Pearls or Nonpareil. The term Popcorn first appeared in the Dictionary of Americanisms, which was written by John Russell Barlett. In cracker jack, popcorn is an ingredient, and in the earlier years, it was popped by hand. Some people have said that popcorn is healthy food, and some said that it is not healthy food due to different reasons. They said by how it prepared and how it cooked. Air-Popped Corn’s rich in dietary fiber and antioxidants and is low in calories and fats. They are also free from sugar and sodium.
For people with dietary restrictions, popcorn is an attractive snack. Not only food applications, but popcorns also have non-food applications, which range from holiday decorations to packaging materials. A lot of techniques are available for popping corn. Nowadays, Americans consume over 13 Billion Quarts of popcorn per year, and the majority of popcorn is cultivated in the United States of America. The state of Nebraska leads the corn belt in popcorn production. Nowadays, popcorns are a huge part of the movie experience. But initially, the theatre owners were against serving popcorn in their theatres. But people had forced the theatre owners to start selling popcorn during movie times. And now, they are a huge part of the film experience.
Other Celebrations on January 19
January 19 is also celebrated as
How to celebrate National Popcorn Day
Celebrate National Popcorn Day by having a big bowl of Popcorn with your favorite toppings. You can mix the Popcorn with butter or salt for more taste. People can celebrate National Popcorn Day by doing crafts with popcorn. Normally Popcorn Strings are wonderful decorations, and they can use to make garlands. Popcorn can glue onto construction paper for the college, and then it can be painted with excellent decoration. Post pictures and share your thoughts about Popcorn Day by using the hashtag #PopcornDay.
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