I love gelato. It’s much more smooth and tasty than ice cream to me. In addition, it has some good nutritional value. Here’s what whygelato.com says:
Gelato is considered a healthy dessert for a variety of reasons. The most obvious is it’s made from natural ingredients. From fresh hazelnuts and pistachios to the milk and water, gelato contains ingredients that are all found in nature. Each ingredient in gelato contributes to its overall nutritional value. While the nutritional content of every cup of gelato consumed isn’t always the same, here are a few health facts about gelato.
- Gelato is both lower in fat and calories compared to traditional American ice cream. In the U.S. ice cream is generally made with cream, and is classified by its butterfat content (10% – 12%). Gelato is made from milk or water, which accounts for a lesser percentage of butterfat (5%-8%) and therefore calories and fat
- Gelato, especially when made with milk and/or nuts, contains a high amount of protein, which is needed daily in the human diet
- Gelato also contains a high number of vitamins. Fruit sorbettos tend to have a higher amount of vitamins in them, but even cream flavors made from milk contain essential vitamins
- Because gelato is made from milk, it a great source of calcium for non-milk drinkers
Mmmm, now I’m craving some! This is one of my favorite brands/flavors: