Wholemeal focaccia.. mmmm! The beneficial properties of whole meal flour, add lycopene, a powerful antioxidant contained in tomatoes. And if you really can not find it with whole meal flour, for once the white one is fine, as long as the focaccia is not made with lard, but with olive oil.


Focaccia is a flat oven-baked Italian bread product similar in style and texture to pizza dough. Focaccia can be used as a side to many meals or as sandwich bread. Focaccia al rosmarino is a common focaccia style in Italian cuisine that may be served as an antipasto, appetiser, table bread, or snack.

Now, focaccia is high in salt and fats, so it is much richer in calories than bread, and were you eating it daily as one does with bread you would have to worry about your caloric intake. On the other hand, a small slice of focaccia is certainly a healthier snack than a fast foid hamburger, a larger slice stuffed with some prosciutto and served with a side salad can be a good light lunch.