Pizza Nutrition

Pizza is an American Tradition

There are three categories of pizza I will compare here. 


Delivery


Store-bought frozen


Home-made from scratch (with reason)

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Selections Pushed To Us by Ads

Delivery

Frozen Store Bought

Frozen Store Bought

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Google's first ad result for "pizza delivery," using a Tor browser in multiple locations is Pizza Hut.

Frozen Store Bought

Frozen Store Bought

Frozen Store Bought

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DiGiorno has an aggressive advertising campaign and is highly ranked on multiple frozen pizza comparison websites.

Make Yourself

Frozen Store Bought

Make Yourself

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https://www.delish.com/cooking/recipe-ideas/a24893663/homemade-pizza-recipe/ has a great recipe I'll use to compare against the delivery and store-bought.

Pizza Hut Large Pepperoni Delivery Pizza

How Much Are You Paying for Pizza Hut?

The pizza is $15.74 for one large pizza.


The DiGiorno pizza is roughly the same size as 1/4 of the Pizza Hut Pizza. Pizza Hut advertises the nutritional content as only half of a DiGiorno personal pizza. I matched the two as closely as possible by doubling the Pizza Hut's small serving nutritional content. This is more realistic. Pizza Hut misrepresents the actual nutritional information by at least 50%


That means you're paying 1/4 of $15.74 = $3.94 per serving. DiGiorno is $3.50. Not bad.

Fat: 212g total | 26g fat = 12% of the total = $0.47 | Paying $8.20 lb for Fat

Carbohydrate: 212g total | 68g Carb = 32% of the total = $1.26 | Paying $8.40 lb for Carbs

Protein: 212g total | 24g Protein = 11% of the total = $0.39 | Paying $6.80 lb for Protein

600 calories.


Pizza Hut Pepperoni Pizza Nutritional Information

Pizza Hut Pepperoni Pizza Nutritional Information

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 Pepperoni - Large Hand Tossed Slice (Hand Tossed Crust (Large): ENRICHED FLOUR (BLEACHED WHEAT FLOUR, MALTED BARLEY FLOUR, NIACIN, FERROUS SULFATE, THIAMINE MONONITRATE, RIBOFLAVIN, FOLIC ACID), WATER, YEAST, SOYBEAN OIL. CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: SALT, VITAL WHEAT GLUTEN, DATEM, SUGAR (7g), ENZYMES, ASCORBIC ACID, SUCRALOSE. PAN OIL: SOYBEAN OIL, TBHQ ADDED TO PROTECT FRESHNESS., Classic Marinara: TOMATO PUREE (WATER, TOMATO PASTE), MALTODEXTRIN, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF THE FOLLOWING: SALT, SPICES, GARLIC POWDER, TOMATO FIBERS, OLIVE OIL, CANOLA OIL, CITRIC ACID, AND NATURAL FLAVORS., Cheese: MOZZARELLA CHEESE (PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES), MODIFIED FOOD STARCH, SUGAR CANE FIBER, POTASSIUM CHLORIDE, NATURAL FLAVORS, ASCORBIC ACID (TO PROTECT FLAVOR) CONTAINS MILK, Pepperoni: PORK, BEEF, SALT, CONTAINS 2% OR LESS OF: SPICES, DEXTROSE, LACTIC ACID STARTER CULTURE, NATURAL SPICE EXTRACTIVES, EXTRACTIVES OF PAPRIKA, EXTRACTIVES OF ROSEMARY, SODIUM NITRITE., Garlic Buttery Blend Crust Flavor (Medium or Large Pizza): SOYBEAN OIL, WATER, GARLIC*, MALTODEXTRIN, PARMESAN CHEESE (PASTEURIZED MILK, CHEESE CULTURES, SALT, ENZYMES), SALT, CONTAINS LESS THAN 2% OF: VEGETABLE MONO & DIGLYCERIDES, NATURAL FLAVORS, WHEY, SPICES, SODIUM BENZOATE AND POTASSIUM SORBATE (AS PRESERVATIVES), SOY LECITHIN, CITRIC ACID, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA ADDED TO PROTECT FLAVOR, BETA CAROTENE (COLOR), VITAMIN A PALMITATE ADDED. *DEHYDRATED)
 

DiGiorno Pepperoni Traditional Crust Frozen Pizza 9.3 oz

How Much Are You Paying for DiGiorno

The pizza is $3.50 for one personal pizza.


The DiGiorno pizza is roughly the same size as 1/4 of the Pizza Hut Pizza. Pizza Hut advertises the nutritional content as only half of a DiGiorno personal pizza. There are a lot more preservatives, more pepperoni, and canola oils and therefore 20% more calories. At first look DiGiorno is significantly less healthy.


You're paying $3.50 per serving. 

Fat: 265g total | 34g fat = 13% of the total = $0.46 | Paying $6.14 lb for Fat

Carbohydrate: 265g total | 83g Carb = 31% of the total = $1.09 | Paying $5.96 lb for Carbs

Protein: 265g total | 27g Protein = 10% of the total = $0.35 | Paying $5.88 lb for Protein

600 calories.


DiGiorno Pepperoni Pizza Nutritional Information

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Ingredients: 

 Ingredients: Enriched Wheat Flour (Wheat Flour, Niacin, Reduced Iron, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid), Water, Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese (Cultured Part-Skim Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese with Modified Food Starch (Low-Moisture Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese [Milk, Cheese Cultures, Salt, Enzymes], Modified Food Starch, Nonfat Milk, Natural Flavors, Annatto [Color]), Tomato Paste, Pepperoni Made with Pork, Chicken and Beef (Pork, Mechanically Separated Chicken, Beef, Salt, Contains 2% or Less of Spices, Dextrose, Pork Stock, Lactic Acid Starter Culture, Oleoresin of Paprika, Flavoring, Sodium Nitrite, Sodium Ascorbate, Paprika, Processed with Natural Smoke Flavor, BHA, BHT, Citric Acid to Help Protect Flavor), Vegetable Oil (Soybean Oil and/or Corn Oil), Sugar, 2% or Less of Vegetable Oil Shortening (Palm Oil, Natural Flavor, Beta Carotene [Color]), Degerminated White Corn Meal, Bread Crumbs (Bleached Wheat Flour, Yeast, Sugar, Salt), Parmesan, Asiago and Romano Cheese Blend (Cultured Part-Skim Cow's Milk, Salt, Enzymes), Yeast, Seasoning (Salt, Spices, Fructose, Garlic, Modified Cornstarch, Konjac Gum, Malic Acid), Salt, Mono- and Diglycerides, Wheat Gluten, DATEM, Methylcellulose, Soy Lecithin, Sodium Stearoyl Lactylate, Ascorbic Acid (Dough Conditioner). 

Homemade Pepperoni Pizza

How Much Are You Paying for Homemade

You need to make sauce:

Tomato Paste

Pepperoni



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