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What is Artisan Gelato?
Artisan gelato is made fresh every morning by gelato masters who have dedicated their professional careers to producing only the freshest, most luscious flavors of gelato. If you’ve ever tasted authentic Italian gelato you may remember its delicate yet robust flavor. There is an art to its creation which requires a delicate balance of skill and science... a balance that only the most dedicated and highly trained artisans are able to achieve.
Gelato vs Ice Cream
It is very common throughout the world for the word “gelato” to be translated as “ice cream”. However there are significant differences between Gelato and Ice-Cream. Gelato is healthier than ice cream. Compared to traditional American ice-cream, Artisan Italian gelato has 1/3 of the fat content and calories, as well as 70% less air. Gelato is more creamy than ice cream due to the presence of much smaller ice crystals that are generated by its production; gelato is served at a warmer temperature that let taste better the flavors. Ice cream is made with ingredients designed for lengthy storage. Artisanal Italian gelato, on the other hand, is produced fresh daily, it is sold directly to the public, and it’s available in a large variety of flavors, always based on fresh ingredients with no artificial colors, flavorings or preservatives. For this reason it’s important to maintain a clear distinction between Artisanal Italian Gelato and ice-cream as they are very different products.
Gelato, a natural food for everyone
Gelato is a natural food with important nutritional components. The ingredients used in the making of gelato are part of a healthy lifestyle and balanced diet: milk, eggs, cream, cocoa, and fresh fruit. Milk-based gelato contains protein of significant biological value, essential amino-acids that are very useful to the body and its constant regeneration. The main carbohydrate sources found in gelato are lactose and sucrose, simple sugars that are quickly metabolized, these nutrients are particularly useful when recovering from athletic activity. Fat in gelato provides a favorable quota of short chain fatty acids that are used by the body as a source of energy. Gelato also contains helpful amounts of vitamin A and B2, calcium, and phosphorous. It’s nice to know that Gelato is not only delicious, it is also good for you!