Nutritious, low-calorie and crunchy, popcorn naturally appeals to all ages. Primarily a carbohydrate, it contains a surprising number of nutrients and is a ready source of energy. In fact, popcorn contains more iron than spinach, eggs, peanuts or even roast beef. Popcorn is low in calories -- only 31-55 calories in one cup of unbuttered, and when lightly buttered, one cup still only has 133 calories. (Source: National Popcorn Institute)
Mushroom popcorn requires a higher popping temperature in order to achieve the best results. We recommend using hot air instead of oil to pop this specific type of popcorn to maximuze the percentage of ball shaped kernels.
Popcorn pops best when it maintains a percentage of moisture near 13.5% to 14%. Popcorn kernels are a little bit like a sponge. If the ambient humidity is 60% or higher, the popcorn will absorb moisture, possibly causing it to mold over time. If the humidity is 50% or less, the popcorn will dry out, hindering its ability to pop. Therefore, a sealed container is best for maintaining a more constant moisture content.
YES! We absolutely do. All of our popcorn is naturally produced with minimal tillage, leaving organic matter undisturbed. Minimum tillage also means reduced:
And - the natural usage of old plants as mulch, and healthy natural plants that perform well by growing right in last year’s root zone.
Preferred Popcorn also encourages its farmers to use other green farming practices such as crop-rotation, soil- and water-testing and minimal use of fertilizers. All Preferred Popcorn production remains under the close scrutiny of professional agronomists who scout the fields weekly making recommendations to producers.