Pizza is probably the most extraordinary dish that resonates with our souls. People from all over the world love it: Four cheeses, Margarita, Hawaiian, Prosciutto, Pepperoni … You probably also have your favorite flavor.
Today, pizza is more than just a tasty dish, it is a whole culture. In order to see of the veracity of this statement, here are some interesting facts that you might not even suspect about this tasty pastry!
Therefore a poll conducted among Internet users showed that 78% of people in the world consider pizza their favorite dish.
The most unusual pizza is PIZZA CONO
As a result, Italians came up with an original pastry shape, similar to an ice cream cone, so that it is convenient to eat it on the go.
Designer “Black Pizza”. Its creator is a resident of Odessa, the chef of the Greenwich restaurant. The dough gets its color from cuttlefish ink, and the filling consists of salmon and caviar – black, red and green.
Pizza Nutrition Facts
Some people love such a pie so much that the Italian brand Ducho Creshi has created a special line of cosmetics for them. Many people think that pizza became even more popular after the release of the cartoon “Ninja Turtles”, where the main characters were ready for anything for a slice of pizza.
Surprisingly, there is no single standard for pastry sizes
In every country, and even in every pizzeria, it is made in different sizes. In the United States, you can order pizza with a diameter of 4 ft (1.2 m).
Astronauts love pizza too. So now NASA is developing a 3D printer that could “print” delicious pastry for them.
Live pizza is very popular in Japan. The finest slices of fish stir from the hot steam, creating the feeling of a dish with a lively filling.
Although hot, only from the oven, the pizza is the most delicious, today it is fashionable to eat it cold
And even medicine can tell you something interesting about this tasty and crusty pie! For example, studies by Italian pharmacologists prove that eating this dish can help fight certain types of cancer.
Nutritionists recommend eating authentic Italian pizza at least a few times a month
It has its special place in the list of the popular Mediterranean diet. Doctors have also proven that if this pastry is a frequent guest on your table, then the risk of heart attack is reduced several times.
Pizza Large Size 36 cm (14 inches) regular crust 100 g (4 oz) contain
Fat 10 g (0,4 oz)
Saturated Fat 4.5 g (0,2 oz)
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 1.7 g (0,06 oz)
Monounsaturated fatty acids 2.6 g (0,07 oz)
Cholesterol 17 mg (0,0006 oz)
Sodium 598 mg (0,02 oz)
Potassium 172 mg (0,006 oz)
Carbohydrates 33 g (1,16 oz)
Dietary fiber 2.3 g (0,08 oz)
Sugar 3.6 g (0,13 oz)
Protein 11 g (0,4 oz)
The Largest Pizza in the World
How much do you think the largest pizza in the world could weigh? 50, 70, 100 kg? But no – it weighs as much as 24 tons (48 000 pounds)! It took two days and ten hands to make – five Italian chefs worked on this piece of culinary art. Interesting fact: the largest dish does not contain a single gram of wheat flour and does not contain any gluten.
Most Popular Pizza Ingredient
Pepperoni is recognized as the most common pizza ingredient
This is a spicy salami that gives the dish a spicy and unusual flavor. According to statistics, every third buyer of this dish chooses exactly the option with pepperoni.
When is Pizza the Most Popular
According to statistics, gourmets love eating this delicious dish most of all on national holidays. It could be New Year’s Eve, Independence Day or even Halloween. But orders break records, no doubt, on days of significant sporting events, especially on Super Bowl.
Statistics of Buying / Eating Pizza in America, Europe
An interesting fact: in America, more than three hundred pieces of different types of such a pie are eaten every second. The Italians, the inventors of this dish, also do not graze much less. They need as many as three billion units of their national dish for a year!
Professional Pastry Feast – Pizzafest
Travel to Naples in September for an unusually bright and interesting holiday. As Pizzafest takes place there. Millions of guests from all over the world enjoy the aroma of basil and fresh mozzarella for a delicious pastry.
The Most Expensive Pizza in the World
When complaining about the increase in prices at a local pizzeria, think about the fact that the most expensive pizza in the world costs more than eight thousand euros! It consists of rare seafood, flour of the highest quality. In addition, a fun fact: Instead of the standard mozzarella, they use cheese made from buffalo milk.
Line of Cosmetics with the Smell of Pizza
You love the aromas of basil and tomato so much that you want to enjoy them all the time?
Then take a look at the Italian pizza-scented body cosmetics: a real gourmet gift
Pizza Delivery Record Distance
The record distance for delivery this popular dish is over 6,800 miles (11,000 km) from Cape Town to Sydney.
The World’s First Pizzeria
The first establishment in the world, specializing exclusively in the preparation of sweet-scented pastry, appeared in the 30s of the 19th century in Naples. It is name is Antica Pizzeria Port’Alba. It is a piece of good news that the establishment is still operating and welcoming the pizza lovers from all over the world.
As you can see, this dish is a whole culture of several generations. Why don’t you join the ranks of fans of this aromatic masterpiece and set your own records and unusual stories associated with the national culinary pride of Italy?!