Thin crust pizzas not a healthier option

Last Updated: Feb 11, 2011, 00:00 AM IST

Thin crust pizzas are sometimes the unhealthiest, reveals a new survey.

However, seemingly indulgent deep pan alternatives offered by supermarkets and takeaway firms can in fact contain less fat or salt, a survey of cheese and pepperoni pizzas shows, reports the Daily Mail .

Perhaps surprisingly, frozen pizzas also tend to be healthier than supermarkets` fresh ones, found the researchers.

The findings come from consumer experts who want clear labelling on supermarkets` packaging and takeaway firms` websites to help pizza-lovers choose healthy options.

"We found an enormous and often unrealistic range of portion sizes and different front-of-pack nutrition labelling schemes-even by the same manufacturer-making it very difficult to compare products," said the spokesman.

ANI