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Sweet history of doughnuts

POSTED: 11:24 AM PDT Jun 07, 2013 

In honor of National Doughnut Day, take a look at the history of this deep-fried treat.

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Prior to the invention of the doughnut hole, it's believed some cooks, including Capt. Gregory's mother, Elizabeth, added nuts to the center of some of the treats to combat the raw dough issue.

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