Pizza is one of the most loved food items in the world. When we think about the thick layer of cheese and our favourite toppings, our mouth starts to water. Though Pizza is said to have originated from Italy, it is popular all over the world, and it has become a global food. The following are some of the Fun facts about Pizza:
The appearance of the word Pizza:
We might think that pizza is the food of the recent times but the word pizza has appeared during the 997 AD in an Italian town named as Gaeta. Pizza has appeared in a Latin text. The pizza which they referred back in those days is certainly not the pizza we eat today.
It may be shocking for most of us to know that the most expensive pizza in the world costs about $12,000. A chef named Renato Viola charges $12,000 for an 8-inch pizza, and he comes to your home and makes the whole pizza. The toppings of this pizza include lobster, prawns, sea cicada and caviar.
World’s largest Pizza:
The world’s largest pizza was made in Italy, and it was gluten-free. The pizza was created for the people who had celiac disease.
Is Pizza a vegetable?
In the year 2011, Pizza was considered as a vegetable if it has more than one vegetable toppings. It is funny how people considered ketchup as a vegetable back in those days.
In the year 2014, a pizza delivery guy was given a tip of $1,268. The money was collected by students from the Wesleyan University. Everyone at the chapel greeted the delivery guy, and he received inspirational notes from many students in the university.
Baking properties of Mozzarella:
Almost 60% of the Pizzas that are made use Mozzarella cheese as it has one of the best baking properties. It has a high moisture content and less free oil quantity. It also has good elasticity.
Pepperoni is one of the most popular toppings on the pizza. Women tend to order vegetable topics on Pizza when compared to men. Approximately 251,770,000 lbs of pepperoni are consumed yearly.
During super bowl, more pizza is ordered than any other time of the year.
America and Pizza:
It is said that Americans consume a lot of pizza every day and one in eight Americans eat pizza on any given day. The preteen age group in America is addicted to pizza and about 1 out of 4 boys between the age 6 and 19 eat pizza every single day. While the older age groups, i.e. people who are above the age of 60, tend to eat very little pizza. White Americans consume more pizza than black or Hispanic adults. 12% of white American adults eat pizza, and only 9% of Hispanic adults eat pizza.