Popcorn is a whole grain maize product. It’s grown extensively in Argentina It resembles corn-on-the-cob in appearance and cultivation, although only popcorn kernels have the ability to pop.
Popcorn, like all six types of corn, is a cereal grain and originates from a wild grass. Its scientific name is Zea mays everta, and it is the only type of corn to actually pop.
Expansion: 38/40 – 40/42 and 42/44.
Size(K10): 65-75 grains in 10 grams.
Moisture: Maximum 14.5%.
Packing: Multiwall kraft paper bags of 10 kg / 20 kg / 50 pounds and 25 kg. Polypropylene bags of 50 kg. Big bags of 1,000 kg.
Argentina is the largest world exporter of unpopped popcorn and the second producer behind the United States, that doubles the Argentine production but has a domestic consumption that demands about 90% of the total offer.
Argentina has been growing in quantity and quality during the last years and has achieved a reputation of trustable supplier of this product, whose demand grows year after year and actually is being exported to more than 80 countries all over the world.
Popcorn It is normally consume as a snack and in Argentina in particular, its consumption is very popular in public places such as cinemas and bars, but not that much at home. Due to this cultural pattern, and its low population (40M people in such a big country), the local market it not significant at all and oppositely to what happens in the United States, Argentina exports nearly 95% of its total production every year.
Characteristics of the grain
The popcorn grain is round, half size of the regular corn one, and its color is a mixture between orange and yellow, depending on the hybrid.
The product is evaluated for various of its characteristics, in between we can mention the most important ones:
– Expansion: it refers to the capacity the grain has to expand a certain weight into a certain volume and is measured in cm3 per gram. There is only one official machine created to measure it called CRETORS, known as MVWT (metric volume weight tester). The minimum expansion size requested by export markets is 38/40 and depending on the crop year conditions, the hybrid and the handling of the grain during and after harvest, you can obtain expansions that can reach up to 44/46.
– Explosion: refers to the number of grains capable to expand. The minimum value accepted is 97%.
– Size (Kc or K10): measures the size and weight of the grain, and is determined by the number of grains in 10 grams of weight. Normally the size rounds between 65 to 75 grains in 10 grams.
– Non GMO
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