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Croissant or 'crescent' is a buttery and flaky pastry with a delightful crescent shape. Croissants are French in origin and are baked with flour, warm milk, sugar, eggs and yeast. They can be combined with cheese, mushroom, chicken, spinach and chocolate to create different flavors.

Croissant is called a crescent because of its shape. Croissants are eaten during breakfast very often.

Ingredients and Preparation

The preparation of the croissant is not very difficult. The ingredients required for the preparation of croissant dough are – wheat flour, salt, sugar, active dry yeast, milk and butter.

Croissants can be filled inside and toppings can be sprinkled on them just before putting them into oven for baking. There are various kinds of fillings which can be used in croissants such as meat filling, cheese filling, chocolate filling, fruit filling, etc. Dry fruits and nuts such as walnut, almond, cashew nut can be used as topping for greater nutritional worth.

Health and Nutritional Facts

Serving size – 1 piece (28 g)

Approximate value per serving (Calories - 114 cal, Fat – 6 g, Carbohydrates – 13 g, Protein – 2 g, Saturated Fat – 3 gm, Cholesterol – 19 mg, Sodium – 208 mg, Dietary fiber – 1 g, Sugar – 3 g)

Who should Avoid Eating Croissants?

Though they are very good, they are not for weight watchers as they usually contain high calories and fat.

The recent medical research have found that wheat consumption results in fatty stomach and when we reduce the wheat in our diet, wheat belly starts coming down.