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how many pounds of popcorn do people eat in a year?
Last Post 16 Jan 2014 12:02 PM by Poppy. 6 Replies.
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01 Sep 2010 01:08 AM QuoteQuote ReplyReply  

How many pounds does the average person eat in a year?

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12 Nov 2010 01:01 PM QuoteQuote ReplyReply  
This is a little tricky to answer and I don't know exactly, but I'll say 3.25 lbs. of popcorn kernels. Here's my logic...

* Average person eats 52 quarts of popped popcorn per year
* Generally, one (1) ounce of unpopped popcorn equals one (1) quart popped
* If the average person eats 52 quarts a year then they would eat 52 ounces of popcorn kernels
* 1 pound = 16 ounces
* 52 divided by 16 = 3.25 pounds of popcorn kernels

This does not take into consideration the moisture that is released when the kernels are popped or the physical change that occurs, but it's my best estimate. Any other thoughts?
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18 Oct 2011 08:39 PM QuoteQuote ReplyReply  
Thank you! I'm doing a project about popcorn and that really helped. :)
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10 Oct 2012 05:08 PM QuoteQuote ReplyReply  
i love nuggets
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19 Oct 2012 11:39 AM QuoteQuote ReplyReply  
Americans consume some 16 billion quarts of this whole grain, good-for-you treat. That’s 51 quarts per man, woman, and child. Not sure how that would translate to pounds...
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11 Jan 2014 11:53 AM QuoteQuote ReplyReply  
About 52 pounds a year
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16 Jan 2014 12:02 PM QuoteQuote ReplyReply  
I don't believe that 51 quarts would equal 52 pounds. Try again!
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