IMPORTANT: COVID-19 UPDATE
Today we're shipping orders for in-stock items placed October 11. Our Hampton showroom is temporarily closed. Despite high order volume, our amazing shipping team is rapidly reducing processing times—we’ve recently added 17 new team members! We greatly appreciate your business and we’re doing our very best to serve you, as Jim C. of California tells. A word to the wise: Because resupply of many product lines remains daunting, and processing times may grow again in coming weeks, there’s never been a year like this to do your Christmas shopping and other year-end buying very early!
"Pleasant Hill Grain is a top notch company. You process orders quickly without error and also resolve returns to the customer's satisfaction. Other companies I've ordered from online don't measure up to Pleasant Hill Grain!"
— Pat Perusse, MD
Organic White Popcorn Kernels, 42 lbs.
Our white "butterfly" popcorn grain is certified organic, triple-cleaned and perfect for popping and baking purposes, including grinding for corn meal or corn flour.
Convenient & safe storage
Our popcorn is certified organic and non-GMO, and comes in six-gallon buckets (or pails... another word for the same container). Net weight is 42 lbs. for the organic white popcorn. When you store popcorn at home, it needs to be protected in a couple of ways. First, it needs to be protected from a variety of little critters who'd like to get to it before you do. Weevils and rodents, for example. You also need to protect your popcorn kernels from picking up excessive additional moisture, which can be drawn from the atmosphere. The buckets our organic popcorn kernels come in provide full protection against these storage risks. They have airtight gasket-sealed lids, Mylar liners, and oxygen absorber packets that remove the oxygen from the air in the bucket after we put the lid on. The O2 absorbers leave an atmosphere of nitrogen in the bucket, because air consists almost entirely of oxygen and nitrogen. (The oxygen absorber packets themselves are completely food-safe, being made of powdered iron and salt, which are kept separate from the product itself.) Our buckets safely lock out pests, and biological processes are put "on hold" in the Mylar protected, oxygen-free nitrogen atmosphere, so your non-gmo popcorn enjoys complete peace and quiet until you want to use it.
“Have purchased this multiple times and it is always great. Much better than any supermarket popcorn.”
– Rosanne K., IN
In whole-grain foods, the plant's cellular walls protect nutrients from oxidation. The process of oxidation begins to occur as soon as grain is ground, exposing the cell's contents to oxygen in the air. Flour that is several days (or more) old, has been exposed to oxygen that inevitably diminishes its nutritional value. The way to get full nutrition from whole grain foods is to mill them when you need them, right in your kitchen. Modern high-speed grain mills make it fast and easy to enjoy the freshest, best tasting and most nutritious food imaginable!
All of our white popcorn is triple-cleaned to ensure purity and protect your grain mill from any foreign objects. (Popcorn that isn't sufficiently cleaned may contain small stones that will damage or destroy a grain mill... not to mention that you don't want such things in your food!)
All of Pleasant Hill Grain's whole grain products are natural (non-GMO). Also, PHG does not sell any grains, beans, lentils, pulses or seeds sourced from China.
Our organic white popcorn has a shelf life of 10+ years when unopened and stored in a cool, dark, dry environment.
History & Uses
Native American tribes enjoyed popcorn and used it for decorating headdresses, corsages, making spiced and herbal snacks, beer, and even soup! Christopher Columbus allegedly brought popcorn to Europe in the late 15th century, and it wasn't until 1912 that movie theaters adopted the snack.
Although movie theaters and pre-packaged microwaveable popcorn has given the grain an unhealthy reputation, homemade popcorn can be quite healthful, and healthful doesn’t mean bland. Popcorn can be delicious when seasoned and customized to your liking. Each one cup serving containing 1 gram each of fiber and protein, 6 grams of carbohydrates, only 31 calories, and just a trace of fat. If lightly seasoned with a dash of salt, chili powder, or garlic powder, it becomes a healthful, satisfying snack.
Popcorn is grown similarly to other corn. It isn’t harvested until the kernels are hard and dry. When popcorn is ready for harvesting the hydration is at 16-20%. Once harvested, kernels are allowed to dry for around nine months, until the hydration is down to 14%, which is ideal popping. The United States is the top producer of popcorn worldwide, and most of it is grown in the Midwestern "corn belt," which stretches from Nebraska and Kansas east to Ohio to Kentucky.
Popcorn has a hard hull that encases the internal moisture, and when popcorn kernels are heated the moisture inside releases, creating a ‘pop!’ as the kernel expands. Because the hull is so hard, stone burr grain mills are unable to grind popcorn, butwill grind popcorn to any texture from cracked grain, to meal, to fine flour.
Have you seen popcorn garland wrapped around a Christmas tree? It’s a charming old-fashioned way to decorate for the holiday. You can make this decoration at home by air popping yellow or white popcorn, letting the popped corn sit for a day or two (so it becomes less fragile), and using a sewing needle with white thread to string the popcorn into a garland!
Some popcorn is marketed as “hulless”, implying that when popped it wouldn’t have the dark, hard kernel inside. Unfortunately, there’s really no such thing as hulless popcorn, and this is just a marketing ploy. The hull of popcorn makes up the outer part of the kernel and without it kernels couldn’t pop.
Popcorn makes a tasty, inexpensive, healthful, whole-grain snack when popped on the stovetop or in an air popper. After sprinkling on a bit of sea salt, and maybe paprika too, try squeezing fresh lime juice over your snack, or tossing it with fresh dill and chives!
White popcorn is sometimes marketed as “hulless”, implying that when popped it wouldn’t have the dark, hard kernel inside. Unfortunately, there’s no such thing as hulless popcorn, and this is just a marketing ploy. The hull of popcorn makes up the outer part of the kernel and without it kernels couldn’t pop. White popcorn does have a thinner and softer hull than that of yellow popcorn though. Some customers prefer white popcorn because it pops faster, is easier to digest and may not get stuck in your teeth as easily as yellow popcorn does.
Pleasant Hill Grain offers over thirty kinds of. None of our grains, seeds, legumes, or pulses are sourced from China. Wondering which grains are gluten free? Check out our .
Ouroffers many selections of baking ingredients, delicious dried fruits and vegetables, long-term storable foods, canned meat, fish and poultry, sweeteners and more.
Gamma Seal lids are remarkably practical two-part gadgets that transform standard plastic buckets into rugged, gasketed, resealable storage containers that are both air-tight and water-tight.
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“I was so impressed with the quality... non-GMO, organic, triple-cleaned with multiple uses such as baking and for corn meal and popping. I was in heaven, finally found what I was looking for.”
– Glenda R., FL
|Serving Size: 1 oz. (28g)
Servings Per Container: 672
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|Calories from Fat||11|
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|Product Weight (lbs.)||46 lb.|
|Net Weight||42 lb.|
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By Chris D. in Tennessee on 3/17/2017 - Verified BuyerAs a lifelong popcorn connoisseur, I've been through plenty of Orville's, more than a few flaming campfires full of Jiffy, acres of various store-brands and too many 50-lb mail-order bags. I've popped with microwaves, air-poppers, hand-crankers, auto-spinners and pressure cookers, concluding long ago that the true path to popcorn nirvana closely aligns with that of simplicity itself, and my dad made it best. A single, flat-bottom stockpot with lid, a bit of vegetable oil and a little salt is all you need, with the occasional indulgence of real butter. However, the quality of the corn you select is of utmost importance and is anything but simple. One obvious, early conclusion one tends to make is that white popcorn--though it may not achieve the size of popped yellow corn--is generally more flavorful and usually more tender. As one of THE MOST pesticide-laden products on the planet, popcorn is worth being particular about, even if you're not otherwise adamant about buying "organic. " Sure, you can find popcorn in bulk for cheap online, but rarely is it actually organic or even white. Rarer still is non-GMO, organic white popcorn produced with the level of meticulous care and reverence for the popcorn lover that one discovers at PHG. Triple-clean, vacuum-sealed, oxidation-proof and in its own re-sealable carrying case, PHG sells PEAK POPCORN, and your search ends right here.9 out of 9 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Jany S. in NJ on 3/3/2016 - Verified BuyerHard to find good bulk organic vegan food, so very pleased with my first experience here.3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Laura D. in NC on 7/22/2018 - Verified BuyerI've purchased white popcorn at a Whole Foods market both in their bulk and packaged option. For years this was my option until I did some online research and stumbled upon Pleasant Hill Grain—this white organic non-GMO corn is far superior to any other corn I have experienced thus far. We love it!!2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Monica G. in IL on 4/14/2016 - Verified BuyerMy husband loves to pop popcorn in his grandmother's antique cast aluminum dutch oven. We add a little corn oil and pop it the old fashioned way. Everyone loves your white popcorn. We think the white popcorn is the tastiest. Thanks so much for providing it for us.2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Glenda R. in FL on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerI was looking for a healthier NonGmo popcorn than what is available in the stores and came across Pleasant Hill. I was so impressed with the quality... non-GMO, organic, triple-cleaned with multiple uses such as baking and for corn meal and popping. I was in heaven, finally found what I was looking for. The packaging and the way they "super-clean" their grains was a keeper as far as I am concerned. The shipping was fast and came in perfect condition. This is a great company and one I will always do business with.
Thanks Pleasant Hill for going above and beyond for such healthy good quality food.2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Jerome D. in TX on 3/22/2016 - Verified BuyerMy wife and I eat a lot of popcorn. In fact, so much that I think Pleasant Hill assumed we are a business selling popcorn and asked us to tell other businesses about our enjoyment of their popcorn. But I can't do that, just tell others looking at the site that this is amazing popcorn that I hope you enjoy as much as we do.2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Yvette T. in MS on 4/3/2019 - Verified BuyerWe were looking for a popcorn that would satisfy everyone in our house This one fit the bill. It pops up nice, few kernels left in the pot. It is soft and has a buttery flavor. But the best part is that it leaves fewer husks for my teens to clean out of their braces. Lol! It's a winner!1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Gary R. in NE on 7/17/2018 - Verified BuyerI love the knowing it's pure organic, wonderfull and very refreshing.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Jacob G. in WI on 12/30/2016 - Verified BuyerReceived the popcorn in 2-3 days, even during the busy Christmas season. The popcorn was a huge hit with family and friends, and the cost per lb was very good buying in bulk. Was able to put together Christmas presents for a large number of people on the order of $6 per gift, turned out great.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Jean B. in MN on 4/11/2016 - Verified BuyerLove it... only kind I buy!1 person found this review helpful. Did you?