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Lite Safflower Mayo

Commented on December 30, 2013
Created December 27, 2013 at 5:53 PM

I was using lite safflower mayo as part of another diet. I am just starting Paleo. Can I still use this mayo?

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on December 30, 2013
at 08:13 PM

How much mayo do you consume that it's going to play a major role in your health? I love mayo, but even then I'd be hard-pressed to have it break 1% of my calories.

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on December 30, 2013
at 06:26 PM

Interesting. I haven't bought any mayo in many years that contained any hydrogenated ingredients (which by law they have to list), and I just checked both bottles of commercial "backup" (leftover stock from before the diet change) mayo in my pantry and they contain no trans fats.

Now I have a mild curiosity to visit the local mega mart and see if there's any validity to your statement in other brands.

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on December 29, 2013
at 07:47 PM

Fine, you go eat hydrogenized soy oil, see how that affects your health.

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on December 29, 2013
at 07:46 PM

Their ingredients are usually things such as hydrogenized soy oil, aka heart destroying trans fats.

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on December 29, 2013
at 07:07 PM

Hyperbole. -1

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on December 29, 2013
at 06:15 PM

I'd be curious to know upon what grounds you base your statement of commercial mayo being dangerous.

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on December 29, 2013
at 05:59 PM

Commercial mayo is dangerous, make it yourself using a good olive oil. It's very easy. Two room temperature pastured eggs, a blender, juice of one lemon, salt, pepper, a teaspoon of mustard (optional), and anything else you want to add. ideas: sesame oil, hot peppers, roasted garlic. Once it's done put it in the fridge for a couple of hours; it lasts about a week.

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on December 29, 2013
at 06:15 PM

I'd be curious to know upon what grounds you base your statement of commercial mayo being dangerous.

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on December 27, 2013
at 11:39 PM

Even easier solution is ditch the mayo altogether. Get on a path of new foods and toss away all the old tastes and things that aren't all that good. After a few months of Paleo I found Mayo to be too rich and overpowering for the foods I was eating. I'll eat the tuna packed in olive oil with some salt/pepper and maybe a splash of vinegar. You can also sub in some real cultured sour cream or full fat yogurt for the mayo.

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on December 27, 2013
at 06:34 PM

Like Matt said, Safflower is not considered Paleo. To stick with Paleo, I personally do what everyone else seems to do; grab a big bottle of Bertolli Light Tasting Olive Oil (blend of filtered and/or second press OO and EVOO), an egg or two and some lime juice (or vinegar). Dash of salt, stick blend, done in less than a minute! So good.

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on December 27, 2013
at 06:28 PM

Paleo? No.

Reasonable? Maybe. Safflower comes in two varieties: high oleic and high linoleic. High oleic is high in monounsaturated fat, and lower in polyunsatrated fat. High linoleic is the reverse. The problem with these oils is that the polyunsatrated fat is the less desirable omega-6 fat, there's no omega-3s in safflower oil. If it's high oleic, it's not terrible. If it's high linoleic, it's junk. Canola would be ok, despite being high in polyunsaturated fat, it has significant omega-3 content. Don't get fooled by mayos labeled with olive oil, it's usually just a fraction cut into other crappy oils.

Lite, you say? Well that means it's utter garbage. Replacing fat with sugars and emulsifiers to make it edible. bleh.

Best alternative? Make yourself, it's not too hard. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbPF_rLpd9o

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