Just in time for National Popcorn Popping Month we will show you How to Store Popcorn in Containers for optimal freshness. As a snack enjoyed by millions all year long, October in the Midwest is important because it is also the popcorn harvest. To guarantee this natural fun snack is enjoyed keeping products fresh is important. In this article we will help be sure that special popcorn taste is never lost.
Key component of popcorn freshness is maintaining proper moisture content of kernels otherwise they will not pop properly. However, many of purchase already popped products, you have some leftover, in these cases proper storage will keep it from becoming stale.
Storing Kernels – Unpopped
- Place all kernels in a glass or plastic container or seal-top plastic bag.
- Cover or seal your container removing as much air as possible.
- Store sealed container in a cool, dry place such as a cabinet or pantry shelf.
- Even when stored correctly kernels should be used within 2 years.
Storing Popped Popcorn
- Seal your container and place popped popcorn in an airtight container for peak freshness.
- Place sealed container in a cool, dry place such as a cabinet or pantry.
- Popped popcorn can be stored for one to two weeks.