Saturday, January 12, 2013

Everything you did not know about popcorn


A new U.S. study shows that the average fan of popcorn will absorb more dietary fiber than those who did not consume 
First The scientific name for popcorn Zea mays says Evert, and this is the only type of popcorn that inflates and shoot.
Second People enjoying popcorn for thousands of years. 1948th in caves in New Mexico discovered the broken kernels 5000 years old.


3rd It is believed that the Wampanoag Indians brought popcorn to the colonists first Thanksgiving in America.

4th Indians have traditionally used a variety of popcorn seasonings and even chili. They also add them to soups and beer.

5th The Indians believed that within each grain corn spirit alive. He usually would not bother people, but if his house warmed up, the spirit began to jump inside the grain, he became angrier and angrier all, until he tripped.

6th Apparently Christopher Columbus popcorn introduced to Europeans in the late 15th century.

7.Prvi commercial popcorn machine was invented by Charles Cretors in Chicago 1885th The business which was founded and still produces machines and special equipment for making popcorn.

8th American traders began to sell popcorn at carnivals and fairs in the late 19th century. When they began to sell in front of the cinema owners were thrilled because they thought that the popcorn dissuade their customers from the movies. It took several years before the realization that popcorn can actually increase ticket sales, and box office are regularly sold since 1912.

9th Today many theaters make very good popcorn sales and profits even know that exceed ticket sales.Popcorn also make viewers thirsty why spend more on expensive drinks.

10th Why shoot popcorn? Specifically, each grain contains a small amount of moisture. How is heated, the water is converted into steam. Popcorn is different from other grains in that shell is not leaking and steam can not escape and so the pressure rises until finally it bursts.

11th On average, the grain will start to shoot when they reach a temperature of 175 degrees Celsius.

12th Popcorn are naturally high in fiber, and are low in calories, fat, salt and sugar, although their oil, butter and all other ingredients are added during preparation.

13th Americans annually consume 17 billion servings of popcorn as the amount sufficient to charge 18 times the Empire State Building.

14th Popcorn comes in two basic shapes: snowflake and mushroom. China flake favored since higher.Manufacturers like candy karameliziranih popcorn, mushroom favored because it does not crumble.

15th According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the world's largest popcorn was 3.6 meters in diameter, and its development took 907 kg of maize, 18,000 kg of sugar, corn syrup, 1000 liters and 1500 liters of water.


Popcorn from the microwave are carcinogenic



Popcorn is rich in fiber and antioxidants, but if you buy them as a half-product into bags that are placed in the microwave oven commotion could cost you health.

For several years, health experts warn that you are about popcorn in the microwave contain chemicals that can cause cancer and lung problems.

Companies that sell popcorn in the microwave to prepare, bags that sell molting perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), which can cause cancer.


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration FDA has issued a warning that reads: "PFOA in the bag for the preparation of popcorn in the microwave in quantities greater than 300 micrograms per kilogram."

PFOA has been associated with many diseases. For example, in one study with rats, the researchers found that small amounts of PFOA causes liver cancer, while other research has linked up with other forms of cancer and emerged as the ingredient that causes the systematic poisoning of the organism.

Besides delicious fake butter in which the grains are soaked in the bag containing the chemical diacetyl, will improve the taste known to be associated with bronchial and lung diseases.

Do you want to enjoy the nutritional value of popcorn do not buy them in the half-and spicy sachets and put it in the microwave, but keep them in a standard way in the pot. 

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