Two Things You Thought You Knew About Pizza (That Aren't Really True)


There's no denying that Americans love pizza. It's estimated that we eat a staggering 100 acres of it every single day. We know what we love it, but do Americans really know that much about pizza? Probably not. In fact, there's a lot we think we know that's just plain wrong. Here's a look at two of the biggest "facts" about pizza that couldn't be further from the truth.

It's Not True That: Pizza Originated in Italy

It's a pretty common misconception that pizza has Italian origins. It may be true that the sauce, cheese, and topping pizzas we know today originated in Italy in the late 18th century, but the Greeks and Babylonians (among others) were making pizzas-type dishes long before that. They would cook flat bread in small ovens and often top it with olive oil and spices. Since the ingredients were fairly basic, it was a "working man's" food. It wasn't until Italy's Queen Margherita tried "peasant bread" and proclaimed her love for it that the food spread around the world. Even pepperoni wasn't an Italian addition. Pizza may not seem like the "all-American" food, but it's actually a lot more "American" than most people realize. The popular pepperoni topping we know and love came from America in the 1920s. And the notion of piling cheese, sauce, and toppings high? That's American too.

It's Not True That: Pizza Is Off Limits If You're Trying to Eat Healthily

If someone makes a resolution to eat more healthily, it seems like pizza is off the list, right? The notion that pizza is always unhealthy just isn't true, though. If you do want a healthier version of pizza, go for a whole-grain crust and opt for vegetable toppings, or else choose for a lighter sauce option. When pizza gets really unhealthy is when it's stacked with meats like sausage, bacon, and yes, even pepperoni. There are definitely healthy pizza options available if you just can't cut pizza out!

But no matter whether pizza really came from Italy or not, and no matter whether you can have it on your diet or not, most people can agree that it's simply delicious. Pizza is one of the most popular foods in the USA, after all. Even if you never learned the truth about pizza (and still believed these myths), it's always the truth that there's never a bad time for a slice!  

Head to a pizza place like UNO Pizzeria & Grill to get your fix!


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