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Organic Yellow Popcorn Kernels, 42 lbs.
Our yellow "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 yellow 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 yellow popcorn. When you store stovetop 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 bulk organic popcorn comes 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 popcorn kernels enjoy complete peace and quiet until you want to use them.
“This is the best tasting popcorn you will ever eat! The tiny kernels pop into the largest, fluffiest, tastiest popcorn!”
– Doug S., NC
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 organic 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 yellow popcorn has a shelf life of 10+ years when unopened and stored in a cool, dark, dry environment.
“Better than ANY popcorn in the store. Pleasant Hill Grain's yellow popcorn is our family's favorite! When we run out in between buckets we get a small package from the store and know immediately it's not PHG popcorn!”
– Jessica D., NC
History & Uses
Popcorn (zea mays everta) is a good source of fiber, has few calories, and contains no saturated fats. Yellow popcorn has more fiber, less starch and fewer carbohydrates than white popcorn has. Carotene gives this grain its yellow color and is a good source of vitamin A. Popped yellow popcorn is larger and sturdier than popped white popcorn, and for these reasons theaters typically pop yellow popcorn. All popcorn is gluten-free.
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!
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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In addition to the organic yellow popcorn shown on this page, we also offer non-organic yellow popcorn.
The grain on this page is Non-GMO Project verified.
The Non-GMO Project is a non-profit organization committed to preserving and building the non-GMO food supply, educating consumers, and providing verified non-GMO choices. The Non-GMO Project is North America’s most trusted third party verification for non-GMO food and products.
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|Allergen Statement||Processed in a facility that handles barley, sesame seeds, soybeans, wheat, and peanuts.|
|Product Weight (lbs.)||46 lb.|
|Net Weight||42 lb.|
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By Dee D. in UT on 4/13/2016 - Verified BuyerI have ordered other bulk popcorn and in comparison, this popcorn hardly has any unpopped kernels in the bottom. Highly recommend!7 out of 7 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Dannell W. in CO on 4/12/2016 - Verified BuyerI adore this popcorn. You can really taste the difference, it has a wonderful, rich corn flavor when popped. The texture is incredibly full and fluffy, and if you eat enough popcorn, you will know what I am referring to with that description! I almost never have 'old maids' either as nearly all the kernels pop.6 out of 6 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Doug S. in NC on 3/31/2016 - Verified BuyerThis is the best tasting popcorn you will ever eat! The tiny kernels pop into the largest, fluffiest, tastiest popcorn! We use a Whirley Pop to pop our popcorn nightly, yes, nightly, and it turns out the same every single time, down to the last kernels in the bottom of the pail. We purchased a Gamma Seal lid with the first pail of popcorn we ordered and strongly advise that for everyone else. It really does help the popcorn stay fresh down to the last kernel.5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Jessica D. in NC on 4/13/2016 - Verified BuyerPleasant Hill Grain's yellow popcorn is our family's favorite! When we run out in between buckets we get a small package from the store and know immediately it's not PHG popcorn!4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Heather B. in MO on 11/23/2018 - Verified BuyerAs a popcorn connoisseur (I eat popcorn every single night! ), this popcorn rocks! It’s hard to find a decent price on organic popcorn, but Pleasant Hill Grain delivers! It’s convenient for me that they have the super size pail since I eat it daily. The popcorn itself tastes great, pops up with very few kernels left in the bottom of my huge bowl. I am a happy, satisfied, and repeat customer!2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Karen R. in CO on 5/13/2016 - Verified BuyerWe've purchased this popcorn before and enjoyed it so much that here we are again getting more. It pops very well, tastes wonderful and we are so pleased with how quickly we receive our order. Thank you very much for your excellent product and thoughtful shipping policy.2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
By Gena in WI on 3/9/2019 - Verified BuyerFree fast shipping and popcorn that popped up great. Pleased customer!1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Mark R. in TX on 12/13/2016 - Verified BuyerWe go through a lot of popcorn in our home. Over the years we've searched high and low online for a consistently excellent product. We are happy to no longer have to continue that search. We love this popcorn!1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Shirley K. in NC on 4/11/2016 - Verified BuyerWith the protection of a clean bucket, Mylar bag and optional Gamma Seal lid, this corn remains fresh & pest free. It arrives contaminant free & ready to use, pops thoroughly & tastes great.1 person found this review helpful. Did you?
By Natalie S. in NC on 7/26/2020 - Verified BuyerExcellent product! Fast shipping! Good customer service!Was this review helpful to you?