Popcorn is made up of three primary structures, which include the endosperm, containing soft and hard starch granules, the germ and the pericarp. The starch serves as the energy source for the germ, also known as the embryo or the living part of the popcorn kernel.Know More
Popcorn is a cereal grain maize product obtained from a wild grass. When heated, the popcorn expands from the kernel and puffs up. It is the only type of corn that pops due to its tough moisture-sealed hull called the pericarp and the popcorn's dense starchy interior.
Popcorn is consumed as a nutritional snack. Air-popped popcorn is rich in dietary fiber and antioxidants.Learn more about Nuts & Grains
Colored popcorn is made by pouring a hot gelatin solution over fully-popped popcorn and baking it in an oven. The gelatin mixture consists of butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and any color of gelatin powder. The solution is mixed over low heat before it is stirred over the popcorn to coat the snack fully, then baked on an aluminum-foil-lined cookie sheet for a few minutes to set.Full Answer >
An apple contains less than half a gram of starch that comes from the fruit's total carbohydrate content. An apple has a total amount of about 25 grams of carbohydrates.Full Answer >
Pistachios can be easily roasted on a baking sheet in an oven at home. There are about 161 calories in 1 ounce of dry roasted, salted pistachios.Full Answer >
To make Rice Krispies Treats, melt 3 tablespoons of butter in a saucepan over low heat. Add one 10-ounce package of large marshmallows, and stir until melted. Remove from heat. Add 6 cups of Rice Krispies cereal. Stir to coat the cereal. Spread evenly in a pan to cool.Full Answer >