Scottish food researchers have created the world's first nutritionally balanced pizza, which provides 30 percent of an adult's recommended daily amount (RDA) of vitamins and minerals, reports Food Business Review.
Developed by University of Glasgow scientist Mike Lean and entrepreneur Donnie Maclean, the pizza contains the proper proportions of calories, proteins, carbohydrates, fats, salts, sugar, fiber, vitamins and minerals that humans require for a balanced meal. They added locally grown seaweed to the dough to cut down the sodium levels and offer vitamin B12 and iodine, and fortified the pizza with magnesium, potassium, folate and vitamin A, and mixed red peppers into the sauce for extra vitamin C.
Maclean said that a long time was spent in refining the recipes to get the proper nutritional and taste balance. "I'm confident that once they try our pizzas and realize that a balanced meal doesn't have to taste bland or like cardboard, people will happily choose them so that we can make a difference to the nations' health," Maclean added.Varieties include Cheese and Tomato, Ham and Pineapple, and Spicy Chicken. In talks with a major British supermarket retailer for distribution, they will be commercially launched by Eat Balanced, the firm established by Maclean.