The Bottom Line: Sweet facts about donuts!
The Full Story:
- The hole in the doughnut has been attributed to the Pennsylvania Dutch who punched holes in the original Dutch 'olykoeks.' The hole has also been attributed to a New England sea captain, Hanson Gregory, who, in 1847 punched holes in the dough because his mother's doughnuts weren’t cooked in the center. Neither of them were the first to have thought of the idea, however. Archaeologists have found petrified fried cakes with holes in them in the southwestern U.S. in prehistoric Native American ruins. So it’s believed that doughnuts have been “invented” more than once.
- The first Krispy Kreme doughnut was sold on July 13, 1937 in Salem, North Carolina.
- Louisiana designated the Beignet (ben-yay) as the official State Doughnut in 1986.The Boston Cream Donut is the Official Donut of Massachusetts (designated in 2003).Q: Which has more calories and fat and why – a plain sugared doughnut with a hole in the middle, or a round jelly filled donut? Jelly doughnuts have fewer calories and less fat than plain ring ones, while a ring doughnut might weigh less, it has a greater surface area exposed to the oil than a round one.