November 26, 2008

You Ask, I Answer: Doughnuts

Is there any [nutritional] difference between regular doughnuts and cake doughnuts?

-- Melissa Yeats

Boston, MA


Cake doughnuts usually contain 30 to 50 percent more total -- and saturated! -- fat than regular (yeast-based) doughnuts.

As a result, these cake-like pastries usually provide anywhere from 50 to 100 more calories than their yeast-based counterparts.

This reminds me -- don't feel too safe ordering Dunkin' Donuts munchkins. Some of them pack quite a punch.

Example? Four glazed chocolate cake munchkins add up to 300 calories.

That same amount of jelly-filled yeast-based munchkins provides a more reasonable 192 calories.

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