Delicious Popcorn and Steam - Steam Culture

Who doesn't love the smell of freshly popped popcorn? Well, there is a connection to our delicious snack and steam. Today, Brent tells us why popcorn pops!

When the kernel heats up, the steam expands causing an explosion inside of the hull, creating the puffy snack we all know and love.

Watch a cool slow motion video of a corn kernel exploding! Brent got a few of his facts from

If you have any steamy questions that you want Brent to answer, email him at Be sure to join us next Friday for the latest on Steam Culture.

Questions answered in this video:
What makes popcorn pop?
At what temperature do you get steam?
At what temperature does the kernel rupture?
What is inside the kernel that causes it to expand?

Key terms:
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Pop Corn
Types of Corn
Steam Expansion
How to Pop Popcorn

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