Monday, 02 July 2012
Scottish food experts are claiming to have created the world's first nutritionally balanced pizza after seeing the shortage of nutritious food. Nutritionist and professor Mike Lean (from Glasgow University) and his team have come up with a special pizza that only contains a third of the adult's recommended daily amount (RDA) of calories, carbohydrates and protein while having 30 percent of the RDA of vitamins and minerals.
How did they manage such an accomplishment? By adding nutrients from sources such as seaweed, fruits and unusual vegetables.
Lean shared with the Metro:
"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% compared to 40% in salt. There's iodine in there, vitamin B12, all sorts of things. And the flavour is excellent as well."
According to BBC, Lean's pizza may be hitting the shelves soon as a leading British supermarket has shown interest in the product.
Would you try this pizza? What do you think of a nutritional pizza?