Why Quality Ingredients Matter
It goes without saying that when it comes to pizza (or any other food dishes for that matter) that fresh ingredients will always be preferred over processed ingredients. Fresh ingredients just have a more top quality taste with a fresher appeal. The overall taste is more flavourful and rich than most processed ingredients.
When compared to processed ingredients, there are many clear benefits of fresh ingredients. Some of these benefits are:
- Overall improved health: eating fresh and natural ingredients is healthier than processed ingredients.
- Higher quality: it is guaranteed that fresh food will not be stripped of its natural preservatives like processed food.
- Better taste: eating fresh food that is in season is just tastier than eating processed food which is deprived of its natural taste.
With this in mind, it makes sense that eating a frozen pizza from a box versus eating a homemade pizza will result in the homemade pizza tasting better. The best pizza comes from using the best ingredients. It is important to know what exactly is on your pizza before consuming it. With processed ingredients, it can get a bit difficult because there are countless amounts of preservatives and additives in one single ingredient…imagine what is on an entire processed pizza!
Aside from using fresh toppings, some people tend to go slack on the dough and the sauce. Lily’s Pizza recognizes the importance of having ALL quality ingredients in the pizza. This includes having hand thrown pizza prepared with fresh handmade dough every morning, along with tomato sauce made from fresh tomatoes and seasoned with all natural spices.
In regards to handmade dough and tomato sauce, there are only several base ingredients that are needed in order to have it stay fresh and high quality.
Hand Made Dough
- dry yeast (to make the bread rise)
- olive oil
These are the basic elements that make up good quality hearty pizza dough. Processed pizza dough may contain preservatives and additives that will make the dough last longer and therefore be unhealthier than natural handmade dough.
Tomato Sauce (this recipe varies due to the preference of the chef)
- fresh tomatoes (diced or minced)
- olive oil
These are one example of a tomato sauce recipe – all ingredients here would be freshly picked and made to ensure a strong flavour.
By controlling what is made with your pizza, you are controlling what you are eating and are aware that there are no harmful additives or preservatives in your food.
Having fresh handmade dough and tomato sauce made is a lot like getting served pizza made in your own kitchen – fresh and decadent.