What is the difference between gourmet popcorn and regular popcorn?

Manufacturers of 'regular' popcorn often use a high degree of automation in order to process the corn into the finished product. Manufacturers of gourmet popcorn take a higher degree of care over their manufacturing process which typically results in a higher quality product with a better taste and/or aesthetic.
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What are the two types of popcorn?

Popcorn comes in two basic shapes— butterfly and mushroom. Butterfly popcorn has a very irregular shape with large bumps. It has a light crispy texture but can break easily. The mushroom-shaped popcorn is round with a rough surface.
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What are the three types of popcorn?

Types of Popcorn Kernel Colors
  • Yellow Popcorn Kernels: The most common and least expensive popcorn variety. ...
  • White Popcorn Kernels: Has a neutral, pure popcorn flavor. ...
  • Red Popcorn Kernels: Pops white and a little smaller than the other varieties. ...
  • Blue Popcorn Kernels: Pops similar to red variety.
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Is there a difference between popcorn?

Simply put, white popcorn has a more tender texture than yellow. This is because it pops into smaller, more fine bright white shapes. Conversely, yellow popcorn tends to produce a much larger and sturdier form than white corn, and the popped kernels hold a yellowish tint to them.
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Why is gourmet popcorn so round?

Because the popped kernels are round, they present a larger surface to hold coatings and are less likely to crumble during preparation.
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What is considered gourmet popcorn?

Both regular and microwave popcorn are also made with preservatives and other chemicals to help them last for longer periods of time. However, gourmet popcorn is typically hand-made in small batches, with none or less added preservatives.
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What type of popcorn pops the best?

Orville Redenbacher brand popped left 10 kernels un-popped, Pop Secret left 14 kernels un-popped, and Wal-Mart brand left 23 kernels un-popped. In conclusion, the popcorn brand that popped the most popcorn is Orville Redenbacher compared to Pop Secret and Wal-Mart brand.
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What kind of popcorn do movie theaters use?

Popcorn Isn't Just Popcorn

What people tend to think of as “movie theater popcorn” is actually butterfly popcorn, characterized by “wings” that emerge as the kernel is popped. Go to a movie theater in the Unites States and you're getting medium-sized butterfly popcorn.
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Which popcorn is healthiest white or yellow?

What Is The Nutritional Difference Between White & Yellow Popcorn? Excluding the butter and salt, there is almost no difference in nutritional value between white or yellow kernel popped corn.
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What's better white or yellow popcorn kernels?

If you want a smaller, more tender popcorn flake, use white kernels. Yellow kernels will give you larger, fluffier flakes that are sturdy. You probably won't find popcorn labeled as snowflake or mushroom on grocery store shelves; they're nearly all snowflake.
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Do all popcorn taste the same?

A: First, while they certainly do taste different, it's not the actual popcorn that makes the difference. The kernels used to make theater popcorn and those used in the home (whether microwave or air popped) are essentially the same. By the way, the No. 1 state for popcorn production -- the Cornhusker state, of course.
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Is popcorn a healthy snack?

When it's air-popped and lightly seasoned, popcorn is an efficiently healthy snack. That's because it is a whole grain, and high-fiber whole grains have been linked to a lower risk of heart disease, diabetes, some cancers and other health problems.
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Which country eats the most popcorn?

1. The United States Remains at the Top of the List. First, it should come as no surprise that the United States is still one of the top countries in the world when it comes to overall popcorn consumption.
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What popcorn has the least amount of hulls?

Generally, the smaller the popcorn kernel, the thinner the hull and the fewer hulls you will get. Small kernels mean a thinner hull, and that means fewer hulls in your teeth! Gourmet White, Gourmet Red, Baby White, Baby Yellow, Lady Finger, Midnight Blue, Vintage Red, and Tender & White are all hulless varieties.
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Is popcorn really corn?

Popcorn is actually a special variety of corn, and it is the only one that pops. The key to popcorn is the unique design of its kernels. Most importantly, its kernel consists of a very hard, mostly nonporous outer shell called pericarp.
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Do movie theaters use white or yellow popcorn?

Around 99% of popcorn grown is the yellow variety. Theaters and most commercial users of popcorn use yellow. It pops bigger and looks better in the popping machine. It also pops to a more sturdy flake so it stands up to flavoring better.
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Does popcorn help inflammation?

Popcorn, on the other hand, is made up of only four percent water, so the antioxidants—which help fight inflammation—are packed into those tiny kernels.
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Can dogs eat popcorn?

So is it safe for dogs to eat popcorn? Yes and no. Plain, air-popped popcorn is safe for dogs to eat in small quantities. Buttered popcorn or popcorn with other toppings is not safe for your dog on a regular basis, although eating a few dropped pieces here and there probably won't hurt him.
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Which popcorn tastes the most like movie theater?

Jolly Time tasted most closely like movie theater popcorn and came in second place. Act II came in third, Newman's Own came in fourth, and Pop Secret came in last.
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What is the secret to movie theater popcorn?

The secret ingredient is Flavacol

Manufactured by Gold Medal, Flavacol is the “secret sauce” most movie theaters use in order to produce that quintessential popcorn flavor only found in cinemas, stadiums, and the like. Flavacol is a butter-flavored, popcorn seasoning salt made of extra fine salt flakes.
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Why does movie theater popcorn taste so good?

Oil Is Key

Every theater makes their popcorn slightly differently, but the oil is vital. Some use canola, which has a clean, subtle taste. Others use a combination of canola and coconut oil for a unique taste, or cook the kernels in a mixture of oil and buttery salt.
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What is the fluffiest popcorn?

White Popcorn Kernels

White popcorn kernels are perfectly white when they pop. Their texture is fluffier and more tender than that of yellow popcorn, and they are harder to find. However, if you want your popcorn to be as aesthetically pleasing as possible, opt for white butterfly popcorn.
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What is the best popcorn to eat on a diet?

Healthy Microwave Popcorn for Your Family [Review]
  • Black Jewell Natural Popcorn.
  • Newman's Own Sea Salt.
  • Orville Redenbacher Simply Salted.
  • Angie's Boom Chicka Pop Sea Salt Microwave Popcorn.
  • Pop Secret Homestyle.
  • Skinny Pop Sea Salt Microwave Popcorn.
  • Act II Light Butter.
  • Eliza's Organics Organic Microwave Butter Popcorn.
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Which brand of popcorn pops the least kernels?

The purpose of this experiment was to figure out which popcorn brand had the least amount of unpopped kernels. I did three trials for each brand then averaged them up. The results wound up being that Orville Redenbacher had the least amount of kernels unpopped with an average of 36 kernels.
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