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Video: How Popcorn Pops (in Super Slow Motion) Video: How Popcorn Pops (in Super Slow Motion)
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Video: How Popcorn Pops (in Super Slow Motion)

by Peter Smith

November 3, 2010

Since a popcorn kernel is about 15 percent water, heat turns that water into steam, creating pressure inside the hard, non-porous hull. Then, at about 135 psi, it explodes and the starchy endosperm unfolds (via the Modernist Cuisine blog).

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Video: How Popcorn Pops (in Super Slow Motion)