Jan 2, 2018

January’s Happy Food; POPCORN

A New Year of Health and Happiness

Happiness Factor:

Popcorn is rich in the amino acid tryptophan. This means your body will be able to produce serotonin, which is the neurotransmitter that increases mood. Even the smell of popcorn can put a smile on your face.

Fun Facts:

  • Most popcorn comes in two basic shapes when it’s popped: snowflake and mushroom. Snowflake is used in movie theaters and ballparks because it looks and pops bigger. Mushroom is used for candy confections because it doesn’t crumble.
  • Popping popcorn is one of the number one uses for microwave ovens. Most microwave ovens have a “popcorn” control button.
  • “Popability” is popcorn lingo that refers to the percentage of kernels that pop.
  • The world’s largest popcorn ball was created by volunteers in Sac City, Iowa. Unofficial weight 9,370 lbs. placed on display July 1, 2016

Fun facts just keep poppin’ up!  Let us know if you’ve got any more we can add to our list, like these we found at


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