|Doughnut Quick Facts|
|Colors||Variety of colors|
|Shapes||Rings, balls, flattened spheres, twists|
|Major nutrients||Total Fat (28.49%)
Vitamin B1 (13.00%)
Ring doughnut and filled doughnut are the common types of doughnut. Doughnuts are added cream, preserves, custard and other sweet fillings. After fried, doughnuts could be glazed with sugar icing, chocolate on top or topped with powdered sugar and fruit. Doughnuts can be shaped into other forms such as balls, rings, twists and flattened spheres.
- Doughnut is served with mince, honey, syrup or jam in South Africa.
- Doughnuts are deep fried and covered in honey syrup in Tunisia. Sesame seeds are used for enhancing flavor and decorating with vanilla and orange juice.
- In Nepal, sel roti is a homemade and ring shaped rice doughnut which is usually prepared during Tihar.
- A jam filled doughnut is known as krofi in Slovenia.
Effects of doughnuts
- Dental problems
Doughnuts make the teeth prone to cavities and bleeding of gums. For better oral health, one should avoid intake of doughnuts.
- Weight gain
With an intake of doughnuts, one will gain weight and gets tired easily. Intake of single doughnut regularly could lead to gaining weight.
- Mental health
Chemicals found in doughnuts impairs mind and people will take hasty decision that might be wrong.
- Prone to diabetes
People with diabetes experience discolor fingernails and toenails and also to crack. Toes and fingers become numb, infected and prone to gangrene.