Does anything beat the taste of food that’s freshly come out of a wood-fired oven? Sure, we don’t mind a curry when we’re in a hurry, or stew when it’s just you, but when you really want to put the love into a meal and serve it up to friends and family, there’s nothing on par with a wood-fired feast.
But with food that tastes so good, there’s usually a catch; it’s usually too tasty to be healthy.
Are we falling into the same trap with wood-fired foods? Or have we finally found the loophole in the taste/health ratio? Here, we leave the answer in the hands of the professionals at Sydney Fire Bricks.
Yes, wood-fired food is generally a healthier option
While the answer is more complex than a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’, wood-fired food is generally a much healthier option than other ways of cooking. It means that, essentially, we’ve outsmarted that ‘tasty-to-healthy’ inverted relationship.
But it depends what you’re cooking
Wood-fired food is healthier than most but, of course, it all depends on what you’re cooking. Theoretically, you could be cooking sugared donuts in your wood-fired oven – and we hate to break it to you, but sugared donuts aren’t healthy! There are, however, many healthy, nutrient-dense foods that can be cooked in your wood-fired oven. Fish, roasted meat, veggies and homemade pizza are all healthy options for wood-fired food.
Why is wood-fired food healthier than most?
There are actually a couple of interesting reasons for this. Let’s take a look at why wood-fired food can be a healthy change to your life:
- No oil or fat
Don’t get us wrong: there’s a time and a place for using peanut oil, olive oil or butter. But this is a quick way to add fat to your diet… which, if you’re trying to eat healthier, isn’t great. Wood-fired ovens bake your food, using zero oil or fat to elevate your food to its state of utmost flavourful-ness.
- Faster cooking time
This is a big one: your wood-fired oven cooks food faster than your average oven, thanks to the higher temperatures. This is healthier because more nutrients are retained in the process; the less time your capsicum stays in the oven, for example, the more vitamin C it will retain.
- Fresh foods are promoted: processed foods are avoided
While you can heat up a Coles microwave pizza in your wood-fired oven, it would be a lot of effort in firing up the oven for nothing, right? Wood-fired ovens promote using fresh, healthy ingredients and making delicious food from scratch.
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