Pop corn can be traced back early as the 1500. In 1519, Cortes got his first sight of popcorn when he invaded Mexico and came into contact with the Aztecs. Popcorn was an important food for the Aztec Indians, who also used popcorn as decoration for ceremonial headdresses, necklaces and ornaments on statues of the gods, including Tlaloc, the god of rain and fertility.
The main reason popcorn pops was clarified by native Aztecs. There are spirits who live within the kernels of popcorn. As you heat these spirits houses, they get mad. Finally, the spirits get so mad they pop out of there homes as miserable little puffs of steam.
Evidently, this was folk lore and Tamarac Wildlife Removal have since found scientifically how popcorn pops. It’s relatively straightforward. Popcorn kernels contain water. Within the kernel is a soft patch of starch with around 14% moisture. The moisture is contained by kernels hard outer shell.
Without this moisture, pop corn won’t pop. The best way to store popcorn is air tight containers and kept in a cool place like your cabinet or pantry.
As popcorn kernels heat up the moisture inside builds up and expands against the hard starch shell. Finally the hard surface gives way and the popcorn explodes. The soft heated starch burst, turning in side out.
Remember a refrigerator can most likely dry your popcorn out. If you find that your pop corn has dried out, you can rejuvenate them and still can get them to pop. Place the kernels in a jar a fill it full of water. It takes around three days but the water will re moisturize the kernel and that will cause the kernels to pop.