Profile: Kraft Foods' Corn Nuts are the first roasted corn snack. Whole corn kernels are soaked in water, roasted, and mildly salted. These toasted Corn Nuts outperform popcorn! When a snack attack strikes, grab some directly from the bag.
Three-day-soaked entire corn kernels are deep-fried to golden crispness. Soaking the kernels restores their natural size after harvesting and cleaning.
1 ounce (about 1/3 cup) roasted corn has 130 calories. Less than 30% of the calories are fat.
Corn Nuts® History:
Albert Holloway of Oakland, California, introduced corn nuts to the US in 1936. He sold them to pub owners as a snack to go with beer. Olin's Brown Jug Toasted Corn, later renamed CornNuts.
Holloway discovered a Peruvian maize variety called Cuzco corn with big kernels. He intended to incorporate this type of kernel in his toasted corn snack, so his company worked on a California-grown Cuzco hybrid. His business marketed this hybrid cultivar as CornNuts in 1964. Although today's Corn Nuts are not the same size as Cusco corn, they are nevertheless delicious.
|Ingredients:||Corn, Corn Oil, Salt.|
|Handling/Storage:||Store in a cool, dry place in an airtight container to avoid absorption of other food odors. No needed store in the refrigerator.|
|Country of Origin:||USA
|Shelf Life:||1 Years|