How this Indiana popcorn farm makes 100 million pounds of popcorn annually

  • Named the official snack food of Illinois, popcorn is a big deal in the Midwest.
  • Popcorn is one of six types of corn, and Zea mays var. everta is the only maize that pops.
  • The kernels for popcorn are generally smaller and harder than other corn.
  • Usually, popcorn must expand 44.5 times the original kernel size to be considered ready for packaging.
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