Today we will consider the calorie content of pizza, depending on the types of toppings, and find out how much such baking can (and can) be eaten slimming. At the same time, we’ll find out if there is something useful in this dish, or is it a regular fast food that doesn’t carry anything but a short feeling of saturation and extra centimeters at the waist.
Oily and nourishing?
In principle, today, any tortilla, covered with the remnants of yesterday's dinner and sprinkled with cheese, and then baked in the oven, can be called pizza. Every home, restaurant and cafe has its own pizza baked. The caloric value per 100 grams will depend on the energy value of the dough and the type (and also quantity) of the filling.
Initially, the pizza was called flat cake, smeared with tomato sauce and baked in the oven. It is clear that such a dish has a different caloric content than the usual mixture of tomatoes, sausages and melted cheese.
Therefore, it is necessary to calculate exact figures in each case separately. But there is an average figure. It ranges from 200-400 kcal per 100 grams of product.
Homemade pizza is usually more nutritious than a restaurant.
Thick and thin
Crust - the basis for pizza - the main source of calories. A popular recipe involves the use of flour from durum wheat, yeast, salt and olive oil.
One may try to reduce the number of calories by picking up the filling of vegetables and fruits. But it is useless if the filler is laid out on a thick layer of yeast or puff pastry.
The thinner the cake, the lower the energy value. If you use unleavened dough on kefir or other fermented milk product, the caloric content of the pizza is reduced even more. Finally, you can use wholemeal flour.
On average, the nutritional value of yeast dough is 250 kcal, and puff pastry - 450 kcal per 100 grams.
Classic Italian pizza is a thin crust and a simple filling of several ingredients. The filler may consist simply of ordinary tomato sauce or several types of cheese. A large variety of components is not supposed, although there is a stereotype that pizza is an open pie with “all that was found in the fridge”.
Therefore, the classic pizza is almost harmless to the figure, although you should not overdo it. But our usual compositions have a fairly high energy value.
Calorie pizza with cheese is always higher than without it. But he has become a kind of calling card of this dish. There is even a pizza, the filling of which consists only of cheese, which is called “Four cheeses” (mozzarella, parmesan, emmental, gorgonzola). It has 275 kcal.
Pizza with sausage, meat, chicken
Sausage products - one of the most common ingredients for the filling. It can be hunting sausages, sausages, doctor sausage, salami or several types at once. Calorie pizza with sausage averages 280 kcal per 100 grams.
Minimize the energy value of this type of cake can, if you use only one sort of sausage, cheese and tomato sauce. That is, without literally waking up in the dish olives, pickles, mushrooms, tomatoes.
If meat is used as a filler, the figure will increase to 360 kcal. Seafood pizza is not only the most exotic for our country, but also one of the most nutritious - from 250 (with shrimps) to 450 (with salmon) kcal.
Much lower calorie pizza with chicken - from 200 kcal per 100 grams.
Pizza with vegetables and fruits
This option will appeal to losing weight. The classic Neapolitan pizza, which stuffing consists of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, has an energy value of 157 kcal per 100 grams.
A sufficiently low-calorie product is mushrooms, especially given the fact that they are added to the pizza in a small amount. In mushrooms, for example, only 20 kcal per 100 grams. Therefore, the classic pizza (tortilla smeared with tomato sauce, remember?), To which mushrooms were added, is a very dietary dish. But it is rare.
You can cheat and get a familiar and tasty, but not very nutritious cake. So, provided that the yeast-free dough is used, the calorie content of pizza with sausages, mushrooms and bell peppers will be only 190 kcal.
Sweet fruit pizzas contain approximately 220-300 kcal.
How many calories in a slice of pizza
Energy value is always indicated for 100 grams of the product, which is not very convenient. It is more interesting to know how much one piece of pizza contains.
Calorie content, of course, will depend on its weight. On average, one piece weighs 100-150 grams. It is impossible to say more precisely, since the indicator is determined by the size of the pizza, the thickness of the dough, the number and composition of the filling. A slice of a small pizza can weigh less than 100 grams.
In cafes and restaurants, the weight of dishes is listed on the menu. Home-made pizza will have to be weighed independently.
Benefit and harm
Many of the ingredients of this tasty tortilla contain beneficial substances. Tomatoes have antioxidants that serve as a good prevention of cardiovascular and oncological diseases. Cheese is a source of calcium.
But we should not forget that the pie is also a pie in Africa, if you don’t call it. If you constantly eat diet pizza, then it will not bring much pleasure. More tasty options have an increased calorie content. So you need to comply with the measure, as well as choose the type of product to the ingredients of which you have no contraindications.
Now you know what the calorie content of pizza is with different fillings, and how to reduce the energy value of this beloved dish. Enjoy your meal!