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Calories in Churros

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author image Wade Harle
Wade Harle began writing professionally in 2011 and holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Iowa State University. His work on sports and other topics has been published on various websites.
Calories in Churros
Churros originated in Spain but later spread to other countries. Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images

Churros are a dessert native to Spain and have existed for multiple centuries. Churros are made from olive oil and flour and sometimes cinnamon sugar to change the flavor. Churros have a long shape to them, similar to a breadstick.

History

Shepherds in Spanish mountains created the churro multiple centuries ago. The churro is still eaten regularly in Spain as a snack. The dessert eventually spread to North and South America. Other countries added their own features to the churro, making a larger, hollow version and filling it with fruit and chocolate.

Nutrition

The churro contains a little more than 115 calories. It is not a source of vitamin A or vitamin C. It contains about 4 percent of daily carbohydrate needs and has just over 2 g of saturated fat. It also has about 0.86 g of polyunsaturated fat and about 4.13 g of monounsaturated fat.

American Churro

Some American restaurants have churros on their menu. One restaurant's 1.6 oz. churro has 170 calories and about 8 g of fat. Additionally, this churro contains about 200 mg of calcium and 140 mg of sodium, according to Calorie King.

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