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Popcorn seasoning

A butter-flavored popcorn seasoning that is mass-produced for consumer purchase
Plaza Theatre in Atlanta offers vegan visitors nutritional yeast for popcorn seasoning.

Popcorn seasoning can refer to a variety of seasonings that are used to add flavor to popcorn. In the United States, popcorn seasoning is mass-produced by several companies for commercial and consumer use. Popcorn seasonings may be used to enhance the flavor of popcorn, and some are used to add a buttery flavor to popcorn.[1] Significant amounts are often used to ensure the adequate flavoring of popcorn, due to popcorn's low density.[2] It is also sometimes utilized to add coloring to popcorn.[1] Some popcorn seasoning may contain monosodium glutamate.[1][2] Some specialty products exist in unique flavors, such as chocolate and bubble gum.[2]

Dry popcorn seasoning may be finely granulated to enable even dispersion upon popcorn.[2] Some oils used to cook popcorn contain popcorn seasonings mixed within the oil, and may be referred to as popcorn seasoning oils or liquid popcorn seasoning.[1][3] Common homemade popcorn seasoning ingredients include salt and melted butter. Some popcorn seasoning products may be referred to as popcorn salt.[4]

Commercial applications

Popcorn seasoning is sometimes used within machines that are utilized to produce large quantities of popcorn for consumer purchase.[3]

History

In the 1950s in the United States, many commercial oil-based popcorn seasonings were produced with a coconut oil base, and also utilized artificial coloring.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Popcorn Costs Up; Seasonings Down". The Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. April 12, 1962. p. 63.
  2. ^ a b c d by H. PandaHandbook on Spices and Condiments (Cultivation, Processing and Extraction)
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