Popcorn, popcorns, or pop-corn, is a variety of corn kernel, which expands and puffs up when heated. A popcorn kernel's strong hull contains the seed's hard, starchy endosperm with 14–20% moisture, which turns to steam as the kernel is heated. Pressure from the steam continues to build until the hull ruptures, allowing the kernel to forcefully expand from 20 to 50 times its original size—and finally, cool.


  • ½ cup corn kernels


Heat a heavy bottomed pan and add the corn kernels. Put the lid on and turn the heat to medium-high. Once the kernels start to pop shake the pan every 10 seconds.

When the popping stops, the corn is ready. Remove from the heat and allow to cool. Serve the popcorn in a bowl sprinkled with a little refined sea salt if desired. Popcorn is crunchy, delicious, and a source of wholegrain fibre. A filling high nutrient, low calorie snack.