While Buitoni pizzas on the frozen shelves are in turmoil, the magazine has ranked the best on the fresh shelves.
Pizza is probably the queen of Italian gastronomy and the French are fond of it. In supermarkets, frozen pizzas have aroused suspicion since the Buitoni scandal. The Fraîch’Up batches were withdrawn from the shelves, accused of being contaminated by the E. coli bacterium responsible for several dozen serious infections in children and adolescents.
But what about the fresh section? The magazine 60 Million consumers screened nine ham and cheese pizzas sold in supermarkets. He compared their Nutri-Score, the number of ingredients and additives, the presence or absence of nitrite, the percentage of cheese and finally the fat, salt and carbohydrate content.
Way too many additives on the menu
Verdict: it’s the pizza from the Fiorini brand, sold at Intermarché, which does well and takes the top step of the podium. In addition to being one of the cheapest on the market, it is also the least bad for your health. “With less sugar, salt and a low price, the Intermarché pizza stands out”, note the authors of the study published in the Special Edition of May.
Note that the nine pizzas analyzed have a list of ingredients that is far too long, ranging from 16 to 25. All also contain controversial additives such as diphosphate (E450) or nitrite, suspected of being carcinogenic in humans. In addition, sugar and salt are generally added in far too large quantities.
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