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Old 04-28-2006, 06:46 PM   #1
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Popcorn Storage

where is the best place to store popcorn seeds? I heard the refrigerator, I heard the freezer.. and I heard just on the cupboard.. well, which one is it LOL


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Old 04-28-2006, 07:52 PM   #2
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I take it you mean dried corn kernels.

Store them in an airtight container in the cupboard. The usual storage guidelines apply for anything that you keep for a long time; away from sunlight in a dry, cool area.

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Old 04-29-2006, 07:12 AM   #3
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Without moisture -- 13.5 percent to 14 percent per kernel is needed -- popcorn can't pop. That's why it's important to store popcorn correctly. An entire percentage of moisture can be lost if your kernels are left uncovered on a hot day. And though that may not sound like a lot, it adds up. A loss of 3 percent can render popcorn unpoppable. And even a 1 percent drop in moisture will harm the quality of your kernels.
So what's the best way to store popcorn? Airtight containers -- plastic or glass -- are your best bet to avoid moisture loss, especially when stored in a cool place like a cupboard. http://www.ellispopcorn.com/All%20about%20popcorn.htm

Avoid the refrigerator. Some say the cold storage makes the popcorn taste better, but many refrigerators contain little moisture and can dry out kernels.
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Old 04-29-2006, 07:23 AM   #4
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I store mine in the refrigerator. Experiment, put some in the cupboard, some in the fridge, some in the freezer, and make a batch of each and see if there is a difference.
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Old 05-01-2006, 04:15 PM   #5
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thank you :)
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