Popcorns are type of maize that expands in the kernel and puffs up after heated. Popcorns pops due to the hard moisture hull and the dense starchy interior of the kernel. Today we have various ways of making popcorns. Beside the use of a microwave oven to prepare popcorns we have other small appliances.
Some popcorns can be considered healthy food while others while others unhealthy depending on how it was prepared. Popcorn kernels have certain amount of oil and moisture. And as the water and oil are heated, they turn the kernel moisture which contains moisture proof hull to a superheated steam, therefore the starch in the kernel softens, gelatinizes and also becomes pliable. The pressure increases until the breaking point of hull is reached. The hull rapidly raptures causing a drop of pressure in the kernel and a rapid expansion of steam, which expands proteins and starch into an airy foam. When the foam cools the protein and starch sets into a crispy puff.
Making popcorns is easy it only take a few minutes. But before you start preparing popcorns there are some thing you require. These include the following; The popper, the size of popper you need depends on the number of people you are preparing popcorns for. For small families you may require the four ounce popper while for the large families the six or eight ounce popper may do and to avoid the multiple patch all the time. Click here for some great popcorn popper reviews.
Oil, oil affects the nutritional value and the test of the popcorns and therefore choosing the right oil is important. Coconut oil is the best oil for popcorns because the best taste and burns clear.
Step of making popcorns:
Fill the popcorn machine hopper with popcorns. The hopper of most popcorn machines are easy to locate but when you can’t locate use the manual.
Place a large bowl to where the popcorns comes out of the machine but this is only for machines that are not self contained.
Plug the machine into a power source and turn it on. If the popcorn machine use the manual method of realizing popcorns from the hopper, then do so when the green light is indicated on the front of the popper. This is usually done with a button push.
Give time for all popcorns to pop before switching off the machine. You can determine when all popcorns are done when you can’t hear any pops
Turn off the machine to keep the popcorns from overheating.