Pizza is a flat round bread baked in an oven (originally stone oven) topped with tomatoes or tomato sauce, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, herbs like oregano and other ingredients fx. meat like pepperoni (salami) or ham.
To know how many calories in Pizza please go to the table below. Pizza originates from the Italian Neapolitan cuisine and is now very popular around the world and sold from pizza restaurants called pizzarias.
The word pizza is derived from greek pita which means pie.
info on Pizza
The pizza dough consists of wheat flour, yeast, salt and water. The dough is hand made originally. The original pizza is made 3 mm thick surrounded by a thicker crust and allowed to raise before baked however thicker varieties made in pans are popular too (deep pan pizza).
Hundreds of different varieties of pizzaes are made today.
One variety of pizza is calzone which is a closed pizza with fillings.
How many calories in Pizza fact sheet
PIZZA HUT 12" Pepperoni Pizza, Regular Crust
100 g (3,5 oz)
1 oz (28,35 g)
Carbohydrate total g
- sugars g
- starch g
- dietary fibers g
Dry matter g
Pizzas and health
The content of a some pizzaes can be high in salt, fat and calories thus not so healthy and can result in obesity and heart diseases. However the original italian pizza should have healthy content of olive oil, fibers, vegetables, flour and freshly cooked food.
The largest pizza ever made was 37 meters in diameter according to guinness.