For most Americans, traditional pizza, crafted from red sauce, mozzarella cheese, and a choice of toppings, is a classic. However, if you’re in the mood for something a bit more decadent, try a rich and creamy white slice. Below is a brief guide to the difference between these two favorites.
The difference between red and white pizzas rests mainly in the sauce. Red varieties have a layer of savory tomato sauce beneath the cheese, topped with any combination of standard ingredients, such as pepperoni, Italian sausage, bell peppers, mushrooms, and olives. Traditionally, these pizzas are wood-fired, giving them a crisp and crunchy crust. They are also a healthy choice since cooked tomatoes contain lycopene. The ingredient is good for your heart, blood vessels, skin, and bones. Moreover, the antioxidant prevents certain types of cancer.
White varieties, also known as “pizza bianca,” do not include red sauce as an ingredient. In its place, these pies are topped with garlic oil, butter, cream sauce, and herbs. Although some contain shredded or sliced mozzarella, you’re more likely to see softer cheeses, such as ricotta, goat, or mascarpone instead. The option also often comes with unusual and playful toppings, such as prosciutto, apricot, shrimp, artichoke, arugula, and spinach. Though they may be slightly higher in fat and calories, white pizzas provide ample servings of protein and calcium, which strengthen your bones, muscles, and connective tissues.
Satisfy your craving for red and white pizzas at Emilio's of Morris Park. The beloved Italian restaurant based in the Bronx offers a variety of pizzas, calzones, pasta, soups, and salads. Their quality ingredients guarantee fresh and flavorful meals. Call (718) 822-6758 to place an order for takeout or catering. Visit online to browse the lunch and dinner menus and learn more about their specials and services. Emilio's app is also easy to download for stress-free ordering: text 33733.