Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Scientist creates 'healthy' pizza

gizmodo reports: [edited]

A scientist has created what he claims is the first nutritionally balanced pizza.

The pizza, claims Mike Lean [! Ed.] from Glasgow University, UK, contains 30 percent of an adult's guideline amount of vitamins and minerals, as well as a third of the recommended amount of calories, protein and carbohydrate.

"I researched the market and found that seaweed was an interesting new ingredient being used in artisan bread. So we used that as a way of reducing the salt level. The sodium content of seaweed is about 3.5 percent compared to 40 percent in salt. There's iodine in there, vitamin B12, all sorts of things. And the flavour is excellent as well."

Elsewhere, the tomato sauce contains extra red pepper for a boost of vitamin C, and each pizza features extra magnesium, potassium, folates and vitamin A. Each pizza contains the exact proportions of calories, proteins, fat, carbohydrate and nutrients to make it a single, meal-sized way to obtain 30 percent of your recommended daily intake.

There's obviously one big question here, though: how does it taste? People won't have long to wait long before they find out for themselves: they go on sale in UK supermarkets later this year. At launch there will be a standard margherita and a venison-topped version, with more toppings to be announced.

1 comment:

pizza wandsworth said...

I make my own with pita bread, some low-sodium, no-sugar spaghetti sauce, some low fat/sodium cheese, some chredded chicken, mushrooms, onions and peppers..popped in the oven YUMMY