14K Yellow Gold Classic Popcorn Bag Necklace Charm
Americans eat approximately 17 billion quarts of popped corn per year. Popcorn is over 5,000 years old. Popcorn is the official snack of Illinois. The Popcorn’s scientific name is Zea Mays Everta. Christopher Columbus allegedly introduced popcorn to the Europeans in the late 15th century. Nebraska produces more popcorn than any other state in the country.
Movie theaters make an insane profit by selling popcorn more than movie ticket sales. Charles Cretors invented the first popcorn machine in 1885. Popcorn was not allowed in cinemas in the early 1900’s. The world’s largest popcorn ball was 12 feet in diameter and weighed 5,000 pounds.
100 grams air popped popcorn has 87 grams of calories, 13 grams of protein, 78 grams of carbs and 5 grams of fat. Popcorn can expand to 30 times its original size when popped.
Americans ate 3x more popcorn instead of sugary snacks than usual during WWII because there was a sugar shortage in the U.S. The University of Scranton proved that popcorn contains very large amounts of Polyphenols. The ideal popping temperature for popcorn is 400-460° Fahrenheit.
Before stoves and microwaves, hot sand was used to provide the right kind of heat to make corn kernels pop. Native Americans do not only ate popcorn, but they made beer and soup out of it too. October has been celebrated as National Popcorn Poppin’ Month.
Weight: 4.52 G
Metal: 14K Yellow Gold
Length: 19 mm (0.74 inches)
Width: 14 mm (0.55 inches)