January 19, 2017
Today we are taking a break from our normal “Daily did ya know” to celebrate National Popcorn Day! I know a great many of you will be disappointed but rest assure we will pick it up again tomorrow. Here are a few kernels of information about one of our favorite snack foods. (sorry, I just had to) J
National Popcorn Day is a food holiday that is celebrated on the 19th of January. When it’s eaten without oil, butter, or other fatty ingredients, popcorn is one of the lowest calorie snacks around. It’s possible to consume an entire bowlful (3-4 cups) and only take in about 100-120 calories. Of course, the calorie count increases as more ingredients are added, salty and sweet are always in style, with butter, cheese flavor, and caramel topping the list of favorites. Americans eat 16 billion quarts of popped popcorn each year, and 70% of the stuff is consumed at home.