- Churros are fried-dough pastry-based snacks. They are often referred to as "Spanish doughnuts" or "Mexican doughnuts".
- Churros were originally about the size of a breadstick and were eaten plain or rolled in cinnamon sugar.
- Today, churros have become increasingly popular throughout the United States and other non-Latin countries.
- Churros are typically fried until they become crunchy, and then are sprinkled with sugar or cinnamon.
- In Cuba, churros are filled with guava.
- In Spain, Mexico, and Argentina, they are available in cafes for breakfast.
- In Chile, Argentina and Brazil, churros are filled with dulce de leche.
- There are about 116 calories in one churro.
What is a depressant?
A depressant is a drug that reduces the activity of various body functions. Some depressants such as anesthetics, sedatives, antiepileptics, narcotics analgesics, and some muscle relaxants, slow nervous and muscular activity by acting on the central nervous system. Tranquilizers are depressants that affect only part of the nervous system. They induce relaxation without causing total depression.