Food Comparison

January 2009 Issue

Frozen Pizzas: Hot Out of the Oven, But How Healthful?

Why wait 30 minutes or more for pizza delivery to your door when you can pick up a pie at the supermarket, pay one-third to one-half the price and serve it piping hot from your own oven? As shoppers spend less on restaurant and carry-out food, it comes as no surprise that store-bought frozen pizzas are a booming business a half-century after the Celentano brothers introduced them to supermarkets. Today, itís easier than ever to find a good-tasting pie with nutrition numbers you can swallow. One of the fastest growing categories is gourmet pies with thinner crusts, better quality cheeses and a variety of vegetable toppings. You can also find organic options and those with whole-wheat crusts.

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