Iowa Public Television

 

Not so bad for you doughnuts

posted on June 16, 2000


BUT CAN YOU EAT THEM WITH CHOPSTICKS?

GOVERNMENT RESEARCHERS ARE HOPING TO EASE CONSUMER GUILT BY REDUCING THE OIL CONTENT OF DOUGHNUTS USING RICE.

PRELIMINARY TESTS SHOW THAT TRADITIONAL WHEAT-BASED DOUGHNUTS, WHEN MIXED WITH SMALL AMOUNTS OF RICE STARCH AND RICE FLOUR, ABSORBED 70 PERCENT LESS OIL DURING FRYING.

SCIENTISTS OBSERVED THE RICE-BASED INGREDIENTS REDUCED OIL ABSORPTION BY MAKING THE DOUGH MORE TENDER, CONSISTENT, AND MOIST. THEY ALSO SAY THE HYBRID DOUGHNUTS KEPT THE TASTE AND TEXTURE OF TRADITIONAL DOUGHNUTS.

Tags: desserts food news