Today we will consider the calorie content of pizza depending on the types of filling and find out how much such baking can (and whether it is possible) to eat slimming. At the same time we will find out whether there is something useful in this dish or it is ordinary fast food, which carries nothing but a brief sense of saturation and extra inches at the waist.
Oily and nourishing?
In principle, today any cake covered with the remains of yesterday's dinner and sprinkled with cheese, and then baked in the oven, can be called pizza. Each house, restaurant and cafe bakes its own pizza. Caloric content per 100 grams will depend on the energy value of the test and the kind (and also the quantity) of the filling.
Initially, the same pizza called cake, smeared with a sauce of tomatoes and baked in the oven. It is clear that such a dish has a different calorie 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 indicator. It ranges between 200-400 kcal per 100 grams of product.
Home pizza is usually more nutritious than a restaurant pizza.
Thick and thin
Crust - the cake-base for pizza - the main source of calories. A popular recipe involves the use of flour from hard varieties of wheat, yeast, salt and olive oil.
You can try to reduce the number of calories as much as you like, picking up stuffing from vegetables and fruits. But this is useless if the filler is laid out on a thick layer of yeast or puff pastry.
The thinner the cakes, the less energy value. If unleavened dough is used on kefir or other sour-milk product, the calorie content of the pizza is reduced even more. Finally, you can use wholemeal flour.
On average, the yeast test nutrition is 250 kcal, and the puffiness is 450 kcal per 100 grams.
Classical Italian pizza is a thin cake and a simple filling of several ingredients. The filler can consist of just plain tomato sauce or several kinds of cheese. A great variety of components is not expected, although there is a stereotype that pizza is an open pie filled with "everything that was found in the refrigerator."
Therefore, classical pizza is almost harmless to the figure, although it is not worth overdoing. But the compositions that are familiar to us have a rather high energy value.
Caloric content of pizza with cheese is always higher than without it. But it has already become a kind of a visiting 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 are one of the most common ingredients for filling. It can be hunting sausages, sausages, doctor's sausage, salami or several kinds at once. Caloric content of pizza with sausage averages 280 kcal per 100 grams.
Minimize the energy value of this type of pie can be, if you use only one grade of sausage, cheese and tomato sauce. That is, without literally asking for a dish of olives, pickled cucumbers, mushrooms, tomatoes.
If the meat is used as the filler, the figure will increase to 360 kcal. Pizza with seafood 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.
Significantly lower caloric content in pizza with chicken - from 200 kcal per 100 grams.
Pizza with vegetables and fruits
This option is like losing weight. Classical Neapolitan pizza, the filling of which consists of tomatoes, basil and mozzarella, has an energy value of 157 kcal per 100 grams.
A fairly low-calorie product is mushrooms, especially given that pizza is added in small amounts. In champignons, for example, only 20 kcal per 100 grams. Therefore, the classic pizza (a flat cake smeared with tomato sauce, remember?), Which was added mushrooms, is a very dietary dish. But it is rare.
You can cheat and get a familiar and delicious, but not very nutritious pie. So, with the condition that a batter is used, the calorie content of pizza with sausages, mushrooms and Bulgarian pepper will be only 190 kcal.
Sweet fruit pizzas contain approximately 220-300 kcal.
How many calories in a piece of pizza
The energy value is always indicated for 100 grams of the product, which is not very convenient. After all, it is more interesting to know how many of them contain one piece of pizza.
Caloric content, of course, will depend on its weight. On average, one piece weighs 100-150 grams. More precisely, you can not say, because the indicator is determined by the size of the pizza, the thickness of the dough, the amount and composition of the filling. A slice of a small pizza can weigh less than 100 grams.
In cafes and restaurants, the weight of the dishes is indicated in the menu. Pizza home cooking should be weighed yourself.
Benefit and harm
Many ingredients of this tasty tortillas contain useful substances. In tomatoes, there are antioxidants that serve as a good prevention of cardiovascular and oncological diseases. Cheese is a source of calcium.
But do not forget that the pie - he and in Africa pie, as it is not called. If you always eat a diet pizza, then it will not bring much pleasure. More delicious options have increased calorie content. So you need to observe the measure, and also choose the type of product, to the ingredients of which you have no contraindications.
Now you know the calorie content of pizza with different fillings, and how to reduce the energy value of this favorite dish. Bon Appetit!