Difference Between Corn and Popcorn

Among the most popular foods known so far, corn occupies an important place, not only because it is consumed as such; but also due to the fact that many dishes are prepared based on it. From cakes to popcorn they are made with corn, so it is evident that it is a very versatile food.

Now, if you have ever wondered what the difference is between popcorn and normal corn, you should keep reading, because below we explain in detail what it is that makes the difference between the two.

CORN  Difference Between Corn and Popcorn

Corn is one or perhaps the most produced among all cereals. When the plant grows, it throws some ears that are covered by leaves and inside have a kind of nucleus or center to which the grains that constitute the cereal are attached.

Products such as: oil, syrup and flour are extracted from normal corn .


On the other hand, popcorn differs from normal for the following reasons. First, it is not harvested the same, but is harvested after the plants turn brown. In addition, this type of corn is much harder than normal and does not have as many pores; In other words, it is more compact, precisely this quality being one of those that plays one of the most important roles when making the corn explode and become popcorn.

Also, popcorn contains more water, but less starch compared to normal. This fact causes that when it is subjected to heat, the water molecules seek to escape and as there are no pores through which to do so and not having a strong starch structure, the corn explodes.

Finally, the white part that makes the popcorn popcorn is precisely the spilled starch caused by the release of steam from the water contained within each kernel of corn.

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