Healthy Oven Pizza
Pizza is one of the country’s favorite foods, although it’s a shame to settle for anything less than the very best when it comes to great tasting pizza. That means a wood fired healthy oven pizza, and in addition to its authentic taste, there are several other benefits of a wood oven fired pizza.
Your Pizza Is Cooked and Ready Quickly
Whether you buy the ingredients to make your own pizza, or take a couple of pies away from your preferred pizza shop on the way home from work, pizza has become the convenience food of choice for many busy working people.
However, the limitations of the oven in your kitchen mean that it has a maximum temperature of around 500 degrees, as compared to the 700 to 800 degrees Fahrenheit attained by most pizza restaurant ovens. What this means is that it will take you anywhere from 8 to 20 minutes to cook a pizza in your kitchen oven, on top of the 20 to 30 minutes required to preheat your oven.
But you can significantly reduce that cooking time by using a wood fired pizza oven, which can quickly reach a temperature of between 500 and 700 degrees. Depending on how thick the dough is, you can expect your pizza to be ready in under 5 minutes, as compared to maybe 30 minutes in a regular oven.
More Flavor to Your Food
Even heat distribution means that a pizza cooked in a wood fired oven is going to taste a lot better than one cooked in your regular kitchen oven, as you will know if you have enjoyed pizza cooked this way. And your oven at home just can’t give you that delicious and unique smoky flavor.
Retain Essential Nutrients In a Wood Fired Oven
Using a wood fired method of cooking can mean a healthy oven pizza too, as fruit and vegetable toppings retain many antioxidants and nutrients because they are cooked a lot more quickly. A pizza just won’t have the same nutritional value if it takes longer to cook, as in your regular kitchen oven. Your wood fired oven can also be used to cook vegetables and meat, as well as bake delicious tasting bread.
Save Energy With a Wood Fired Oven
The fire is the only source of energy for a wood fired oven, and as you don’t require gas or electricity to operate it, saving money on your energy bills is another big plus.
However, always check for any local restrictions regarding the burning of wood and producing smoke, as some municipalities have imposed such restrictions.
It is a lot easier than you might think to prepare pizza and other foods in a traditional wood burning oven, and instead of flipping on a switch, you simply light a fire. Not only is this method of cooking easy, but your food is a lot healthier and you can enjoy that truly authentic and delicious wood smoky flavor.
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