Those who love veggies on their pizza can do worse than order the Vegi Feast when ordering from Domino's. This pie comes topped with mushrooms, olives, bell peppers, tomatoes and onions. The U.S. Department of Agriculture, or USDA, provides information for the Vegi Feast on hand-tossed crust.
Serving Size and Calories
The USDA identifies two slices of a medium pie as one typical serving. Such a serving contains 441 calories, including 220 calories from carbohydrates, 144 from fat and 77 from protein.
Two slices, about 203 grams, of Vegi Feast pizza contains 16 grams of total fat. Nearly half, 7.2 grams, is saturated fat. According to Walter Willett in "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy," saturated fats can hurt your circulatory health by stimulating your body to produce harmful LDL cholesterol. According to Willett, when looking at the fat profile of a food, it's the ratio of saturated fat to healthy unsaturated fats that's most important. At 7 grams of saturated and no appreciable unsaturated fat, the Vegi Feast is a poor choice for people experiencing or at risk for heart problems.
A serving of Vegi Feast pizza delivers 57.1 grams of carbohydrates. Five of these grams are simple sugars, with just under 4 grams of dietary fiber. The remaining carbs are complex carbohydrates. Complex carbs and dietary fiber are the healthiest carbohydrate options, according to Willett.
One serving of Vegi Feast pizza delivers 19.3 grams of protein, approximitely 39 percent of your USDA recommended daily intake. Although some of this protein comes from cheese, most are from plant products. Plant proteins are incomplete, delivering only some of the amino acids your body needs. Incomplete proteins are best eaten in combination with complementary proteins.
Vitamins and Minerals
Despite the load of vegetables, a Vegi Feast is light on vitamin and mineral content. This is because most of the vegetables lose nutrition while cooking. One serving delivers 28 percent of your daily calcium, 19 percent of your iron, 18 percent of your vitamin A and 2 percent of your daily vitamin C. This comes at the cost of 999 mg of sodium per serving, nearly half your daily allowance.
- "National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference," US Department of Education; 2009
- "Eat, Drink and Be Healthy"; Walter Willett MD, et al; 2006