Popcorn by the numbers

  • Updated: February 16, 2011 - 4:21 PM

 

5,600 AGE, IN YEARS, OF POPCORN EARS FOUND IN CAVES IN NEW MEXICO

400 to 460 Degrees that are the ideal popping temperature

70 Percentage of popcorn eaten at home (remainder at theaters, stadiums, etc.)

54 Average number of quarts of popcorn eaten annually by each American (more than in any other country)

122 Calories in 1 cup popcorn, oil-popped

102 Calories in 1 tablespoon butter

31 Calories in 1 cup popcorn, home-popped, hot air, no fat

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