Illinois study reveals genetic secrets of America’s favorite snack

Popcorn kernels of different colors arranged in a spiral on a black background

In its simplest form, popcorn is pretty basic. Most supermarket strains offer a choice of two bean colors, yellow or white, and two bean shapes, pointed or pearly. When popped, the flake typically expands into one of two shapes: mushroom or butterfly. But there’s more to popcorn than meets the eye. New research from the … Read more