Scottish nutritionists have produced what they claim is the first nutritionally balanced pizza, which contains 30 per cent of an adult’s guideline daily amount of vitamins and minerals.
Mike Lean, of Glasgow University, and businessman Donnie Maclean have teamed up to develop a nutritional pizza which contains vitamins, minerals and a third of the recommended amount of calories, protein and carbohydrate for adults.
Mr Lean said: “If you go along to a supermarket or a restaurant and buy a meal, then somebody should have thought about it nutritionally.
“We’ve recently studied ready meals produced by the top five supermarkets in Scotland – common foods eaten in huge numbers – and they’re hopelessly unbalanced.”
He added that many food producers don’t think about nutrients in their food. Foods such as pizzas are regarded as junk food produce, but this doesn’t necessarily have to be the way if they are produced with nutrition in mind.
The innovative pizza changes several ingredients around, using seaweed, artisan bread, sweet caramelised onions and tomatoes, among other ingredients.