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Store popcorn, unopened, in a cool, dark cupboard for up to three months. For longer storage, refrigerate or freeze popcorn kernels for up to a year to preserve their natural moisture and allow them to produce larger popped kernels. Popcorn packaged with oil in its own “pan” should be stored no longer than about three months at room temperature. Popcorn is best when eaten soon after it is popped, but ready-to-eat or opened popcorn can be stored in a tightly sealed glass jar for up to two weeks.

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The information presented in the Food Guide is for informational purposes only and was created by a team of US–registered dietitians and food experts. Consult your doctor, practitioner, and/or pharmacist for any health problem and before using any supplements, making dietary changes, or before making any changes in prescribed medications. Information expires December 2022.