Our pick for the highest quality "No Hulls" variety of this Healthy Snack!
In this article we tell you what is the very best Hull free popcorn and where to get it (Spoiler alert: it is from a family farm in Indiana…)!
And what exactly is a "Hull" you might ask? Hulls are the little pieces of popcorn kernel that get caught in your teeth!! Hulless Popcorn has been bred so that the hulls break up when the corn is popping so there are a lot less of the normal sized hull pieces and as a result you don't get that big annoying piece stuck between your teeth and it is more enjoyable to eat!
Drum Roll….. Our number one choice is Riehle Family Farms "Baby Blue" Indiana Popcorn!
Why Riehle Baby Blue over all the others? (and no I was not paid to make this selection!)
First off Riehle popcorn is a true family run farm in Indiana!
- You can not get more down home American goodness than a healthy all American snack grown at a family farm in Indiana folks!
- Riehle's Select Gourmet Popcorn company sits on the fertile Indiana farm land that has been in the Riehle family since 1910.
- Their popcorn is considered GOURMET because they grow the Maize for taste and great quality, not large quantity like some larger commercial companies.
- They also grow it GMO free.
- They are one of Indiana's best secrets somewhat overshadowed by the heavily marketed national brand companies
- And at the end of the day theirs tastes just plain fantastic (and it looks so cool!).
Secondly Riehle's Baby Blue is beautiful to look at, unique and just plain fun! Check out the pictures above!
If you are going to pop popcorn for the family which is better throwing a generic bag in the microwave or getting the kids together and popping some baby blue from an all American Indiana Farm over the stove or fire??? Come on this is a snack food that is meant to be fun and not just a paper bag in the microwave! Note that the Baby Blue does not stay blue when it pops. if you want colored popcorn you can click on this link to read our article on how to make colored popcorn.
A quick note about the Hulls:
The hull of the corn is the seed coat, all popcorn has this. Without it corn would NOT pop. The hull holds the moisture in so when the popcorn is heated the moisture inside turns to steam and POP it basically explodes thru the hull! Hello! If you want to know more about it you can click on this link to go to the Wiki Popcorn Page.
The popcorn that is virtually hull-free, are the varieties that are very small in size. Once the popcorn pops, most, if not all, of the hull disintegrates, leaving a small tender kernel that is easier to eat and digest than most popcorn.
The Riehle's best hulless popcorn comes in different tastes and textures. Here are the 4 that we like the best
The traditional looking Baby Yellow (also known as Ladyfinger),
The unique and fun looking Baby Blue – our number one pick,
Baby White hull free is very enjoyable (and if you are a corn connoisseur you know that baby white corn like Sugar Queen is just insanely good eating and puts department store corn to shame. Have an ear raw sometime. Yes raw. Baby White corn is just great natural food).
and finally the Riehle's family farms Autumn Blaze.
They also offer a Microwave version with Butter Flavor and Natural Lite.
You can click on this link to go to our main page and see more articles like this Best Hulless Popcorn article!
OK thats it for this Article!