Popcorn is a type of maize (or corn), a member of the grass family, and is scientifically known as Zea mays everta.
Popcorn differs from other types of maize/corn in that it has a thicker hull. The hull allows pressure from the heated water to build and eventually bursts open. The inside starch becomes gelatinous while being heated; when the hull bursts, the gelatinized starch spills out and cools, giving it its familiar popcorn shape.
Popcorn pops in two basic shapes, butterfly and mushroom. Butterfly popcorn has a very irregular shape with large bumps. It has a light crispy texture but can break easily. Mushroom-shaped popcorn is round with a rough surface. This shape makes it sturdy enough to stir when adding flavorings or coatings.
Adams Australia works directly with Queensland farmers and contracts only the most suitable corn for our customers. The popcorn is machine dressed via our recently commissioned seed cleaning facility where the highest purity is obtained.
For customers who require a larger expansion corn, Adams Australia can import pop corn via our US Adams Grain sister business.
Available Packaging: Machine dressed 25kg brown paper bag, 1-1.2 mt bulk bag