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Lady Cooksalot
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« on: March 25, 2007, 06:39:35 AM »

Popcorn pops because of the moisture content inside the shell.  Each kernel of corn consists of a soft starch inside and a hard shell outside.  As the kernel is heated, the moisture inside the kernel expands, the soft starch is cooked, and it bursts the outer shell with a pop.  The kernels must contain at least 13.5% water in order to explode.

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