Popcorn is much older than the movies, dating back over 5000 years when cobs were held over the fire and roasted. Grainworks' non-GMO, certified organic popcorn pops up light and fluffy with a healthy amount of fiber. About Popcorn Archaeologists believe popcorn is the oldest of a group of five varieties of sweet corn. Corn was most likely bred from wild grasses in Mexico nearly 6000 years ago. Cobs were held over the fire and roasted. Corn pops because the kernel has a strong hull that completely seals its contents within, including a small amount of moisture. When the moisture rises above the boiling point, it becomes steam, which remains trapped inside until the kernel can no longer contain the pressure. At that point the seed explodes, transforming its starchy content into a tasty, fluffy morsel. Popcorn has a good amount of fiber. Tasty Tips and Storage Using coconut or olive oil instead of butter is a nice alternative and delivers healthy essential fatty acids with your popcorn. Seasonings are limited only by your imagination, and candied popcorn is an easily made gourmet treat for gift-giving or snacking! Sprinkling Brewer's Yeast over olive oil popcorn gives you vegan "cheese popcorn" with a rich flavour and added B-vitamins. Store popcorn in our resealable bag or an airtight container in a cool, dry place. Do not refrigerate, as refrigeration can dry kernels out and inhibit their ability to pop.