Popping Corn

Carmel Corn Recipe

Air-popped popcorn is naturally high in fiber, low in calories and fat, contains no sodium, and is sugar free. This can make it an attractive snack to people with dietary restrictions on the intake of calories, fat, and/or sodium. If you are using it as a healthy snack be careful not to load it with butter and salt. We recommend that you use olive oil (1 tbs) to cook it in a pan or whirly pop if it’s off the cob or simply put it in the microwave on the cob in a paper bag for 2-3 minutes. When you hear the popping slowing down or stop it is ready to come out.

Popcorn smell has an unusually attractive quality for human beings. This is largely because it contains high levels of the chemicals 6-acetyl-2,3,4,5-tetrahydropyridine and 2-acetyl-1-pyrroline, very powerful aroma compounds that are used by food and other industries to make products that either smell like popcorn (or bread, or other foods containing the compound in nature), or for other purposes.

Storage and Handling You can store the popping corn on the cob in a sealed container or you can store the kernels in a mason jar for future use.