Food Histroy – Did you know that Native Americans cultivated maize, or corn, from wild grass? The corn first grew in Central America 7,000 years ago. It was an important food for Native Americans for centuries and was served at the first Thanksgiving. The kernels looked very different from today’s corn. They were small and didn’t touch each other like the kernels on our corn on the cob.
Corn Maze! Can you find the path from the corn to the popcorn?
Here are some fun popcorn facts about this crunchy treat we’ll bet you didn’t know!
Native Americans brought a bag of popped corn to the first Thanksgiving. A common way to eat popcorn at that time was to hold an oiled ear on a stick over the fire, then chew the popped kernels off it. Natives throughout the Americas also made a popcorn beer. Some made popcorn soup. After learning about the fluffy food, colonists began enjoying the first puffed breakfast cereal—a bowl of popcorn, served with cream or milk. – FactMonster
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