In 2019, the day fell on January 19.

Here are some fun facts about one of America’s favorite snack foods:

  • Americans consume 13 billion quarts of popcorn each year.
  • Popcorn is a member of the grass family.
  • Popcorn is scientifically known as Zea mays everta.
  • Not all corn can be popped. Popcorn differs from other types of corn because of its thicker hull.
  • Most popcorn consumed worldwide is grown in the United States.
  • Popcorn kernels can pop up to 3 feet in the air.
  • There are 120 calories in 2 tablespoons of kernels.