GELATO OR ICE CREAM? WHAT'S HEALTHIER?
GELATO OR ICE CREAM?
which is the healthier choice?
Something Sweet Gelato is the #1 Gelato Catering Service in the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. We loooove gelato and we also love the fact that Gelato is a much healthier choice than ice cream. It means we can eat more :)
We find that most people these days, especially Millennials, have become highly health conscious. Everyone has these health and fitness apps installed on their iPhones and Android phones and watch their calories diligently.
That is one reason why ice cream is not as popular as before. Ice cream is packed with calories – after all, the main ingredients in ice cream are milk, cream, egg yolk and sugar. Gelato is healthier because it does not contain the same amount of butterfat as ice cream, does not contain cream, has less sugar and more natural favours.
Let’s talk about some differences between Gelato and ice cream.
#1: Gelato contains fresh milk
Gelato uses fresh milk, not cream as its base or main ingredient. Gelato has less fat content. In fact, the fat content of Gelato is much lower than that of ice cream - just 7 percent.
(Note: Gelato does contain cream – but only in a small quantity. Cream is added to make the mixture soft and easy to consume)
#2: Gelato has less synthetic chemicals.
Ice cream has many artificial ingredients, flavours, sweetening agents, stabilisers and binding agents. Gelato is different – it is more wholesome, more natural and does not have the same amount of artificial ingredients or synthetic chemicals.
#3: Less fat and sugar compared to ice cream.
Gelato does contain fat and sugar – make no mistake about that. But while ice cream contains 10 to 15% milkfat, gelato contains about 8%. It is much lower in fat compared to ice cream. This makes it much healthier and a great alternative to ice cream.
Also, having less fat content makes Gelato more flavoursome than Ice Cream. So Gelato makers don’t need to add as much sugar to this frozen treat as they do to ice cream. Gelato tastes better than ice cream despite having less sugar and having fewer calories. Replacing ice cream with gelato is hence a no-brainer. What do you think?
#4: More vitamins, antioxidants and minerals.
Gelato is rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. The nutritional content of this frozen treat depends on what you add to it. For example, we serve many Gelato Cart Flavours that contain dried fruits, fresh fruits, cocoa and nuts. Fruits such as fresh berries – which are added to the Gelato - are rich sources of antioxidants such as vitamin C.
Antioxidants strengthen the immune system, improve the skin’s health and repair and maintain the bones, cartilage and teeth. Gelato is also rich in calcium, protein and iron, and other vitamins such as vitamin A.
#5: It’s good for the digestive system.
Gelato is rich in digestive enzymes. In fact, in Italy, some flavours of Gelato such as lemon sorbetto are served with lunch or dinner as it helps you digest the food better.
So those are just a few fun gelato facts for your general consumption. Click here for more fun facts about how it is made. We hope that got your taste buds tingling. Maybe it’s time to organise a Gelato Party in the Sunshine Coast or Brisbane?
Something Sweet Gelato is the best Gelato Cart Service in the Sunshine Coast and Brisbane. We would be thrilled to be a part of your celebration. Whether you need an ice cream cart for a wedding, private function, school fete, corporate or promotional event. Whatever the occasion gelato always makes it more fun. Check out our Gelato Packages for the details on the pricing.
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We look forward to bringing you Something Sweet!