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Unpopped corn
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Popped corn
Scientific classification
Z. m. everta
Trinomial name
Zea mays everta

Popcorn is a snack food made by heating certain kinds of corn. There is a small amount of water inside the seeds, which causes them to explode. When the seed shell breaks a sharp noise is made. The name "pop" is because of this noise. After it pops it is white and fluffy.

Salt and melted butter is often added to popcorn. Sometimes caramel and other flavours are melted and mixed into the popcorn.

Popcorn is a popular food to eat at the cinema.

Kernel choking[change | change source]

Many accidents of choking on popcorn kernels were reported.[1] This is because the popcorn kernel does go into the airway and throat, and gets stuck. Many people want other people to take kernels out of the popcorn for children.[2]

Pre-popped and home popped[change | change source]

Popcorn that is already popped when you buy it is usually tastier and puffyer than just buying popcorn kernals and popping them with a microwave

References[change | change source]

https://www.nasimahealth.com/carbs-in-popcorn/ Archived 2020-06-11 at the Wayback Machine