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Are Wood-Fired Pizzas Healthy?

Pizza gets a bad rap and unfairly gets put under the same category as fast food options like fried chicken or a greasy burger. To be fair, takeaway pizza is super-oily and high in saturated fat. When we think of the word ‘healthy’ it can be quite subjective. We automatically think of a green juice or a bunch of kale, but, a wood-fired pizza is absolutely in the healthy category. Today, The Wood Fired Co explain why wood-fired pizzas can actually be a healthy option.

Healthier toppings

We owe many thanks to the Italians, gifting us with mouth-watering wood-fired pizzas. Originating in Naples in the 18th century, and popular amongst the poor due to its simplicity, a wood-fired pizza had solely three toppings - tomato, basil and mozzarella (the colours of the Italian flag). Eventually, the rest of the world caught onto this glorious dish and proceeded to add their own flair, adding what they thought was appropriate - pineapple included (don’t worry, we’re not here to bring that old debate out again). Wood-fired pizza gives you the freedom to top your base with a bunch of your favourite vegetables, actually making it a nutritious option. Try capsicum, pumpkin, onion and even throw some rocket on top before dishing up, to help reach your daily veggie serve.

Higher temperature

Over the last few years, we’ve all started to hear about the advantages of not overcooking our food, making sure we aren’t losing any nutritional value. As the names suggests, wood-fired pizzas are cooked with wood, giving a lovely smoky flavour which is seen as the traditional cooking method. Wood-fired ovens are significantly hotter than a conventional oven - meaning the cooking process is much quicker due to the higher temperature. You’re left with toppings that still hold their freshness, haven’t loss nutritional value and hold their original texture, rather than all becoming one soft and greasy mess.

They can be a whole food

While the fast-food cousin of the wood-fired pizza is popular amongst university students, due to its price and convenience, it’s typically high in calories, saturated fats, sodium and full of added nasties. Wood-fired pizzas are the healthy option and even considered a whole food if the dough is made from scratch and you choose fresh, wholesome toppings. So, if you’re ready to start your health journey without becoming too restricted or isolated, then it’s time to invest in your very own wood-fired pizza oven. You’ll be able to entertain guests with healthy pizzas in the comfort of your own home. The Wood Fired Co offer a selection of premium quality, Australian-made wood-fired ovens which can also be used to make other healthy options like roasted fish, veggies and meats. Browse their range of quality crafted ovens and get in touch with the team at The Wood Fired Co today.

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