Pineapple on pizza is a touchy subject and has created a lot of debates over the past few years. Some people love the sweet and tangy flavor it adds to pizza, others argue that fruit has no place on a savory dish, especially pizza.
Let's skip that debate and cut to the chase. What if I told you that adding pineapple on pizza will provide some nice benefits. From it's nutritional value to it's digestive and immune-boosting properties, pineapple on pizza is more than just a tasty topping. Let's look at a few of the benefits of pineapple on pizza and why you may want to give it a try during your next pizza session at home.
1.Nutritional value: PIneapple is a good source of vitamin C, fiber, and antioxidants, all of which can contribute to a healthy diet.
2. Flavor: Adding pineapple to pizza can add a sweet and tangy flavor, which can contrast this savory toppings like tomato sauce and cheese..
3. Digestive benefits: Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which can help aid digestion.
4. If your pizza guests ask: Bromelain has anti-inflammatory properties, why will help reduce inflammation in the body.
5. Pineapple is helpful to your immune system.
Can you think of any others? Next times someone gives you grief for using pineapple a top of your pizza, share some of these benefits with them and make sure you give them a taste.
1 72 hour pizza dough
2 oz. chopped pineapple
2 oz. tomato sauce
1oz. fresh mozzarella
1 oz. fontina cheese
¼ chopped white onion (optional)
Preheat your oven at 500 F for 1 hour with your Baking Steel Product on the top rack using convection setting.
Stretch or roll out your pizza dough into a 12 inch round.
Lightly dust your pizza peel with a combination of flour and semolina flour. Place dough on top and give it a jiggle.
Carefully distribute tomato sauce on top. Next add your cheeses, chopped white onion and pineapple. Give your peel another jiggle to ensure the dough is still loose on top.
Switch your oven setting to broil, as soon as the broiler kicks on carefully launch your pizza onto the Baking Steel.
Bake for 2 minutes, rotate and switch oven back to convection bake at 500 F. Bake for 2 more minutes or until pizza is adequately cooked.
Remove let cool. Slice and enjoy,