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It's national popcorn month!

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KHQ.Com - October is national popcorn month. Are you a popcorn fan? Here are some fun popcorn facts you may not know:

  • Popcorn is a whole-grain food Health guidelines recommend that half of your daily intake of grain should come from whole grains Its water, heat and pressure that make popcorn pop. 
  • The moisture level that popcorn needs to make it pop is 13.5-14% 
  • Popcorn can pop up to three feet 
  • One cup of air-popped popcorn contains 31 calories. 
  • Oil popped popcorn contains 48 calories. 
  • Popcorn found in burial grounds in northern Chile was estimated to be one thousand years old. It was so well preserved that the popcorn still popped. 
  • The average American eats 51 quarts of popcorn each year To make one quart of popcorn it costs 25 cents. There are 1,600 un-popped kernels in one cup of popcorn

There are many different flavors of popcorn as well. Have you ever heard of any of these popcorn flavors?

  • BLT Popcorn
  •  Bacon and Cheese Popcorn
  •  Barbecued Kettle Corn
  • Beer Popcorn
  • Coconut Thai Curry Popcorn
  • Dill Pickle Popcorn 
  • Garlic Popcorn
  • Honey Mustard Popcorn
  • Hot Wings And Ranch Popcorn
  • Pizza Popcorn 
  • Banana Split Popcorn 
  • Butterfinger Popcorn
  • Sour Apple Popcorn 
  • Brandy Popcorn

Have you ever tried any of these? For those of you who are popcorn lovers, today is your day, so go out and get yourself a box.

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