The Associated Press reports that military researchers spent the past two years tweaking a pizza recipe with a shelf-life of 3-years. To prevent the MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) pizza from molding and growing bacteria, scientists found the perfect concoction of “humectants…sugar, salts and syrups…that bind to water and keep it from getting to the dough” as well as modifying its acidity, and adding iron fillings that prevent air and moisture from ruining the dough. Continue reading for two videos and more information.
According to Dvice, “The engineered pizza isn’t quite ready for yet for soldiers to eat on the field, but food technologists who have tried early prototypes liken it to pan pizza, only it’s room temperature and not hot when eaten. Topping options for the MRE pizza will include pepperoni and turkey pepperoni.”