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Bobbin for scare, truth or myth?

29 mayo, 2021

Undoubtedly one of the most popular customs of Mexican culture is the roll to combat scare, but does it work? Read on and find out.

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Bolillo is basically a white bread made with wheat flour that is not sweet. It is characterized by having an oval shape, being soft on the inside and crunchy on the outside. Thanks to the fact that it is quite inexpensive, it is very popular in Latin America, mainly in Mexico where it is used to prepare and accompany different dishes of the typical gastronomy.

Names by which the bolillo is known:

  • White bread
  • French bread
  • Birote
  • Micha

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Bolillo arose by modifying the typical recipe for French bread.

Where does it come from?

Fear is a feeling of anguish and worry caused by a situation that the brain identifies as dangerous. Fright is basically the instantaneous reaction that fear suddenly provokes.

According to historians, the Otomi used to cure fright by sweating, for this they prepared a mixture of alcohol and herbs, with the passage of time traditional Mexican medicine began to popularize these practices and included eating a bolillo to alleviate the scary, some even used cold tortilla.

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The answer in theory is yes, eating a roll after a scare does help, but not to remove the scare, but only to settle the stomach.

The fright is manifested in the stomach, this generates an increase in the production of gastric juices so it is necessary to consume something that helps to settle it, according to traditional medicine, the bolillo works for this, just like any other solid food. However, it does not have any kind of magical powers that relieve anxiety, stress or the alteration of the levels caused by fear.

The good news is that there is nothing wrong with following this custom and you can use the rolls to prepare delicious dishes.

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