Just one slice of that particular pizza tops you up with 510 calories and 28 grams of fat. That amount of calories is equivalent to eating seven boiled eggs or five whole potatoes.
Researchers investigated 25 different Margarita pizzas currently on the market in order to understand the nutritional content and quality.
Calorie content ranged from 200 to 562 kcal. A standard meal is generally around 600kcal.
Six pizzas had too much total fat (greater than 35 percent total energy), whilst only two were low-fat (less than 11 percent total energy).
The majority of fat in these pizzas comes from the cheese, because they are meat-free.
Salt was far too high in almost all the pizzas; unfortunately that’s what it takes to resourcefully preserve pre-made food.
No pizzas met the recommendations for vitamin C, vitamin A or iron content.