Happy National Popcorn Day!

January 19 is National Popcorn Day! Did you know that before the kernels for this delicious snack are packaged they’re cleaned using equipment like our very own Gentle Roll™ and Aspirator? Check out how cob pieces and other plant parts are removed leaving only clean, golden kernels.

The Gentle Roll™ Grains Screener

The dried kernels are gently moved through the Gentle Roll™ grain cleaner efficiently removing any foreign material.  Because the Gentle Roll™ uses a non-vibrating rotary system, the kernels are cleaned without damaging the popcorn kernels.

The Aspirator

In order to remove any remaining dust, lightweight, and foreign material, it’s recommended for the kernels to be further cleaned using the Aspirator.  The Aspirator utilizes air to remove any other material that may be too difficult to separate from the kernels because of it’s size, shape or similarity to the kernels.