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Tuna puttanesca pizza

Tuna puttanesca pizza

If you like zingy, authentic Mediterranean inspired flavours, this tuna puttanesca pizza topping is inspired by the famous puttanesca pasta sauce, so give it a go and let us know what you think.

Tuna puttanesca pizza

36 different antioxidants to help to fight off free radicals.

 Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)

Who doesn’t enjoy a slice of pizza? This recipe will have you coming back for a second and possibly third slice. An Italian flavoured pizza with the star ingredient Safcol tuna. This fish, as well as the anchovies, will enhance the flavour of the meal while also adding nutritional value. Tuna is a source of vitamin D, this is a fat-soluble vitamin with many roles including assisting with calcium, magnesium and phosphate absorption, to make sure that your immune system is working well and also plays a role in protein formation and cell growth. Tuna also gives your body a healthy dose of protein and omega 3 fat. This is an anti-inflammatory fat which may help reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. Omega 3 fat is also needed for normal brain, eye, artery and heart function.

The olives and the extra virgin olive oil provide healthy monounsaturated fat called oleic acid which supports normal blood cholesterol levels. Additional roles of this oil include providing an anti-inflammatory effect and promoting heart health. The extra virgin olive oil is the star oil because it also provides an additional 36 different antioxidants which help to fight off free radicals which cause damage and disease to the cells of your body. It may also help prevent several neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s Disease. Olives are a great source of vitamin E which plays an antioxidant role in your body.

Garlic and onion will help keep your immune system optimal with their potent antioxidants quercetin and allicin. Cherry tomatoes have a health-promoting antioxidant called lycopene. This may help reduce your risk of some cancers, improve heart function and for the gentlemen, support a healthy prostate. Chilli will further boost the antioxidant content and may increase your metabolism for a short period.

Pizza would be incomplete without mozzarella cheese. Not only will this cheese add flavour but also calcium for strong bones and teeth and normal muscle contractions. Also adding a source of B12 needed for normal central nervous system function and plays a role in creating red blood cells. This is a pizza recipe to keep for your grandchildren and is sure to become a classic in your home

Nutritional Information

Nutritional Information 
Serving Size350g
Average qty per serveAverage qty per 100g
Energy3040kJ868kJ
Protein50.5g14.4g
Fat, total
- saturated
33.8g
10.3g
9.6g
2.9g
Carbohydrate
-sugars
50.4g
7.9g
14.4g
2.3g
Sodium1440mg411mg
This nutritional information has been created using the foodstandards.gov.au online tool. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, it should be considered a guide only.

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