Do you love popcorn? Read below to learn a few interesting tidbits about America’s favorite snack.
Did you know that cavemen most likely had popcorn? While they may not have had a movie to go with their delicious snack, people have been enjoying popcorn for thousands of years!
The oldest popcorn ever discovered was found in the “Bat Cave” of central New Mexico. It is thought to be about 5,600 years old! And in a cave in Southern Utah, researchers stumbled across 1,000-year-old popcorn that was still freshly preserved.
In the Ancient Americas, popcorn was an essential part of life. There is even a 1,700-year-old painted funeral urn from Mexico that depicts a corn God wearing a headdress made out of popcorn! Halloween costume idea?
Years later, Native Americans even brought a bag of popped corn to the first Thanksgiving. Now you know what you’ll throw in as a side dish alongside the pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving this year!
Popcorn offers many great health benefits. One kernel is popped full of natural whole grains, rich antioxidants, and heart-healthy fiber. Most Americans don’t consume enough fiber in their diets, but with popcorn, you receive a whopping 4 grams of dietary fiber for every 4 cups of popped corn! A diet with adequate amounts of fiber can help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease, reduce blood pressure, and lower your chance of getting type 2 diabetes.
You can throw away the fattening cookies and sugary sodas, and snack with confidence on popcorn. And to make it an even healthier choice, we offer lightly buttered and lightly salted options.For a healthy and refreshing snack, choose Pop’n Spot’s gourmet flavored popcorn. Stop by our Brookfield shop or place an order online today.