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Which is the least bad choice with oils.

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created October 10, 2010 at 11:26 PM

We use coconut oil mainly, olive oil somewhat but cannot find a store-bought mayonnaise made solely with these. All have either safflower, sunflower, soybean or canola or a combination of these. Of these which would best choice if only used infrequently? Maybe once a week.

Ed1130126ed818a751e7a72feb487584

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on October 12, 2010
at 06:54 PM

LOL! That's what worried me. A running blender and drizzling oil seemed like a recipe for disaster. We didn't eat much tuna either because it was always in cans but we recently found wild caught tuna in olive oil in glass bottles so now we're eating a little more of it. My little girl loves tuna, cucumber and mayo and I struggle to get her to eat enough protein.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on October 12, 2010
at 12:34 PM

Tasty! Totally off-topic: After almost a year of wanting to make a meatza, I finally did last weekend. Awesome! Of course, anchovies were included.

415ce5b8f88f4d762fa946f9f43d94b6

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on October 12, 2010
at 06:01 AM

Deviled eggs with anchovies. 'nuff said.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on October 11, 2010
at 08:19 PM

+1 for bacon grease mayo, +2 with bacony chunks

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on October 11, 2010
at 08:18 PM

Soy oil is horrible, even organic non-gmo

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

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on October 11, 2010
at 07:04 PM

Yep, I use "extra light" olive oil for the same reason. EVOO is actually a very strong flavour.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on October 11, 2010
at 02:05 PM

about one year ago we just stopped having any kind of nutbutter in the house. Its simply too easy to ingest so many nuts. I honestly believe its prolly not a good way to consume nuts. I think when you masticate them on your own theres just a more natural satiety and idea of how much youve consumed with all the jaw-work, etc. That being said, nutbutters of pretty much any kind are ridiculously tasty and a classic peanutbutter sandwich would be one of my last meals:)

E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

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on October 11, 2010
at 04:41 AM

I used Tree of Life.

Ed1130126ed818a751e7a72feb487584

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on October 11, 2010
at 04:14 AM

I like the sound of macadamia nut oil mayo! I have some in the pantry. I love the Mac Nut Butter! Dangerous to have in the refrigerator though.

Ed1130126ed818a751e7a72feb487584

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on October 11, 2010
at 04:13 AM

I have that cookbook and saw the mayo recipe but haven't really found the time or inclination to try it. Maybe I need to just do it.

Ed1130126ed818a751e7a72feb487584

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on October 11, 2010
at 04:12 AM

Yeah, I've seen the recipes for homemade mayo but I'm not at all inspired to try making it myself. I actually did just find a Spectrum Organic Omega 3 Mayonnaise made with expeller pressed flax and soy oils. Hopefully since it's organic the soy in non-GMO. Seems a better choice than the others. I hadn't seen Wilderness Family Naturals one but it looks great - only thing is Sesame. I think it was one of the things that came up positive on my allergy test.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

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on October 11, 2010
at 01:47 AM

The only good mac nut oil I've found is NOW foods' organic one amazon has it. Seriously delicious

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on October 10, 2010
at 11:57 PM

Your EVOO is probably not rancid, but mayo made with only EVOO will taste much too strong IMO. Try having a shot of pure EVOO and you'll understand why.

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9bc6f3df8db981f67ea1465411958c8d

on October 11, 2010
at 12:01 AM

You can make your own mayonnaise with a mixture of coconut oil and olive oil or bacon fat. You can use any fat, but have part of it as olive oil makes it not harden as much in the refrigerator.

Mayonnaise is simply an emulsion of fat with egg yolks with a bit of flavoring from lemon juice and mustard.

Here is a recipe I posted for making paleo mayonnaise:

http://paleodietlifestyle.com/paleo-mayonnaise/

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

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on October 11, 2010
at 08:19 PM

+1 for bacon grease mayo, +2 with bacony chunks

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on October 10, 2010
at 11:32 PM

And the dark horse of this race is any of these oils as "high oleic." That means the crop was bred to be mostly monosaturated which is a preferred fat, alongside omega-3 and saturated, in the paleo diet. I've seen mayo with high oliec sunflower oil. Otherwise, canola has the least amount of omega-6, so it's probably better.

I order my mayo from Wilderness Family Naturals. Kind of expensive, but I also only use it infrequently anyway.

I made my own mayo. I hated making it. Like really hated. It was a huge chore and I don't have time. Plus good olive oil is $$$$ and hard to source. I think I saved money ordering it from WFN.

Ed1130126ed818a751e7a72feb487584

(45)

on October 11, 2010
at 04:12 AM

Yeah, I've seen the recipes for homemade mayo but I'm not at all inspired to try making it myself. I actually did just find a Spectrum Organic Omega 3 Mayonnaise made with expeller pressed flax and soy oils. Hopefully since it's organic the soy in non-GMO. Seems a better choice than the others. I hadn't seen Wilderness Family Naturals one but it looks great - only thing is Sesame. I think it was one of the things that came up positive on my allergy test.

4b97e3bb2ee4a9588783f5d56d687da1

(22923)

on October 11, 2010
at 08:18 PM

Soy oil is horrible, even organic non-gmo

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415ce5b8f88f4d762fa946f9f43d94b6

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on October 10, 2010
at 11:47 PM

I make my own with olive oil. I first tried it with EVOO, but it tasted really bad (maybe the oil was rancid, though I had only had it a couple of weeks). I've had better success with "light tasting" olive oil, though I'd welcome any thoughts about what that processing might be doing to the olive oil.

03f5a69fde4012b827ebdb6d93b71e7a

(2007)

on October 11, 2010
at 07:04 PM

Yep, I use "extra light" olive oil for the same reason. EVOO is actually a very strong flavour.

9bc6f3df8db981f67ea1465411958c8d

(3690)

on October 10, 2010
at 11:57 PM

Your EVOO is probably not rancid, but mayo made with only EVOO will taste much too strong IMO. Try having a shot of pure EVOO and you'll understand why.

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A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on October 11, 2010
at 06:57 PM

Title of my new book: "Life without Mayo". Srsly. I just go without. Can't be bothered to make it and I don't use enough of it to bother. My wife (not paleo) has Hellman's in the fridge if I ever get that desperate. Why would I need mayo? I don't eat sandwiches. I don't eat much canned tuna either. Or potato salad. Can't think of why I would need it.

Okay, maybe devilled eggs...

Tried making some once, MD Eades recipe, what a mess! My wife said "What's this all over the wall and cabinets? You better clean that up!" It lasted 2 weeks and I threw most of it in the trash... Never again.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on October 12, 2010
at 12:34 PM

Tasty! Totally off-topic: After almost a year of wanting to make a meatza, I finally did last weekend. Awesome! Of course, anchovies were included.

415ce5b8f88f4d762fa946f9f43d94b6

(564)

on October 12, 2010
at 06:01 AM

Deviled eggs with anchovies. 'nuff said.

Ed1130126ed818a751e7a72feb487584

(45)

on October 12, 2010
at 06:54 PM

LOL! That's what worried me. A running blender and drizzling oil seemed like a recipe for disaster. We didn't eat much tuna either because it was always in cans but we recently found wild caught tuna in olive oil in glass bottles so now we're eating a little more of it. My little girl loves tuna, cucumber and mayo and I struggle to get her to eat enough protein.

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E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

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on October 11, 2010
at 01:21 AM

I make my own mayo from avocado oil. I found a Hamilton Beach stick blender at WalMart for $19.99. It has a whisk attachment and does may beautifully. I can make my mayo in a 2 pint wide mouth jar in about 5 minutes with this little jewel. I only make 4 ounces at a time so I never waste any. It only keeps in the refrigerator for about 7 days. There are many videos on youtube showing several different ways to make it. I tried many different brands of Olive oil. It was always too strong. The only one that was good was made with a light olive oil. After I made it I found out the the light olive oil was mixed with other oils such as canola.

I did try the Macadamia nut oil but thought it tasted rancid. I may try the flax oil. Avocado oil is pretty expensive but I think it is worth it.

E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

(1085)

on October 11, 2010
at 04:41 AM

I used Tree of Life.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on October 11, 2010
at 01:47 AM

The only good mac nut oil I've found is NOW foods' organic one amazon has it. Seriously delicious

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667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on October 11, 2010
at 01:01 AM

I use macadamia nut oil for mayonnaise. It's very nutty tasting so I get my nut fix from that.

Ed1130126ed818a751e7a72feb487584

(45)

on October 11, 2010
at 04:14 AM

I like the sound of macadamia nut oil mayo! I have some in the pantry. I love the Mac Nut Butter! Dangerous to have in the refrigerator though.

667f6c030b0245d71d8ef50c72b097dc

(15976)

on October 11, 2010
at 02:05 PM

about one year ago we just stopped having any kind of nutbutter in the house. Its simply too easy to ingest so many nuts. I honestly believe its prolly not a good way to consume nuts. I think when you masticate them on your own theres just a more natural satiety and idea of how much youve consumed with all the jaw-work, etc. That being said, nutbutters of pretty much any kind are ridiculously tasty and a classic peanutbutter sandwich would be one of my last meals:)

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on October 11, 2010
at 12:01 AM

It is a bit labor-intensive, but homemade mayo is way more delicious than anything I've ever found in a store. Toss in some finely minced garlic and good French mustard, and you've got one wicked condiment.

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E761a332e63cc5d863610d20b20efce4

on October 10, 2010
at 11:50 PM

I make flax oil mayo. It's pretty good. I'm sure there is a recipe online. I think I found mine in The Primal Blueprint Cookbook.

Ed1130126ed818a751e7a72feb487584

(45)

on October 11, 2010
at 04:13 AM

I have that cookbook and saw the mayo recipe but haven't really found the time or inclination to try it. Maybe I need to just do it.

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