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OLIVE ITALIAN FOOD FROM RUSSO'S NEW YORK
April 27, 2010
Who doesn’t love Italian food and olives? The medical community has
stated that a Mediterranean Diet has many significant health benefits,
including reducing the risk of heart disease and many types of cancer.
One main stable in the Mediterranean Diet is Olives and Olive Oil.
At Russo’s New York Pizzeria, only the best all natural ingredients are used to bring out the richness and flavors in homemade Italian recipes passed down through generations from the Russo family. The pizza dough and pasta’s are made onsite to ensure quality and freshness of the product. Other ingredients such as tomatoes, herbs and extra virgin olive oil are used.
Russo’s uses Sicilian Olive Oil imported from Mt. Etna, an active volcano in Southern Italy. The volcanic ash produces fertile soil to support extensive agriculture, like growing olives and olive oil. The antioxidants in olive oil have been found to help fight colon cancer and heart disease, as well as reduce inflammation.
“We offer old family recipes, featuring 100% natural ingredients imported from Italy to serve food that is better tasting, and better for us to eat,” said Founder and President Anthony Russo.
Russo’s Heart Healthy menu offers various options. The popular Margherita pizza slice, with fresh roma tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil and garlic sauce is only 553 calories. Or you can try the coal-fired square thin crust Pizza Di Stagione – pizza for two with portobello mushrooms, grilled zucchini, grilled eggplant, fresh garlic, and pizza sauce for 641 calories, 1.66 grams of saturated fat, and 9.55 grams of fiber.
As shown on March 20th, 2010 WFAA Good Morning Texas Show, Anthony was able to prepare Pescatori Di Gamberi, a healthy Italian meal with only 624.3, in less than 8 minutes. http://www.wfaa.com/
“Informing our customers of what they are eating is important to us,” continues Russo, “that’s why we have a nutrition guide for all our menu selections on our website.”
I love Italian Food. Now go have a glass of red wine. It’s supposed to be good for you too. Mangiamo!