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How bad is storebought Mayo?

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Created October 25, 2012 at 3:09 AM

I know all the oils in the store bought mayo are pretty bad, but if someone is only using a minimal amount of 2 T a day, do you think it would have a negative affect on trying to get a lean body composition? I love the one from Trader Joes.

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at 01:28 AM

I use it to make deviled eggs, egg salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, etc.

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on November 05, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Awesome Amber! :-)

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on November 03, 2012
at 10:09 PM

Followed these instructions http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/homemade_mayonnaise_recipe.htm and followed YOUR recipe :) I think the order of mixing things, and making sure the eggs are room temp, is the key.

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on November 03, 2012
at 10:07 PM

HEY! I made the mayo today! And it WORKED!!! Yay!! I used MCT oil, I used mustard instead of mustard seed though and I'm not sure if I like the mustard-y flavor. But I feel better using non canola-oil based mayo now!! It was kind of a pain in the butt (had to stream the oil for about 10-13 minutes. But it worked!! Thanks!

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on October 29, 2012
at 03:53 AM

I use it in salad dressing, or dips for raw vegetables. Mostly though it really gives white fish some flavour (particularly aioli).

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on October 28, 2012
at 12:00 PM

Well you managed to take it to another level Joanna. I find these dismissive "lol" comments like nada's, that don't even try to answer the question, obnoxious--just another kind of assholishness. If pointing it out makes me an asshole, I think I can live with that.

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on October 27, 2012
at 07:17 PM

@August - 4 egg yolks, big splash of vinegar, three finger pinch of salt. Turn on blender and poor in warm, not hot, bacon fat until it gets too thick to blend. Pour in container and fridge.

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on October 26, 2012
at 03:51 PM

haha joanna! But yah that sucks! The immersion blender didn't work??

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on October 26, 2012
at 02:34 PM

way to be an asshole, chris. glad i'm not friends with you, but who is? haha. but yeah amber, it pisses me off. i spent like $60 for an immersion blender just for the reason of making mayo because the vitamix and whisk methods didn't work.

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on October 26, 2012
at 01:57 PM

Mmm, deviled eggs.

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on October 26, 2012
at 11:38 AM

@nada: Yeah, lol, I guess some of us must just be mind-bogglingly incompetent. What a bunch of effing idiots we me must be, having trouble making mayo, lol. It must be so hard to be so competent in a sea of fools, lol.

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on October 25, 2012
at 08:30 PM

Avocado or macadamia nut oils are my favorites for mayo. I dislike olive oil in mayo.

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on October 25, 2012
at 06:59 PM

You can use store bought if it is made with 100 olive oil or avocado oil. I just have not ever seen it. I was stating my rule, there could be exceptions.

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on October 25, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Thanks joanna! Good to know i'm not alone on this one! I guess some of us are just mayo "challenged" haha.

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on October 25, 2012
at 06:08 PM

Thank you!! And for me inflammation doesn't ALLOW me to get a lean body so they go hand in hand in my opinion. But I asked that because I was worried that the canola oil might prohibit the work I'm doing to try to get more in shape. But I'm figuring for now I'll just have the 2 T (and the most likely minimal amount of bad oil in that measurement) and take it out of my diet if I feel the need to be more strict. Seeing as that's my only paleo "cheat" I'm figuring now it's probably not that bad.

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on October 25, 2012
at 06:04 PM

The one I use uses canola oil, but I hear you!! If I can get myself to buy an immersion blender I'll try and make my own. I just hate the slowly letting it drip thing with the regular blender. And with the store bought one I feel I use it more sparingly which is good for me. With homemade I feel I have to use more so it doesn't go bad, and I involuntarily get that attitude of HEY! This uses GOOD oil so why don't I slap a few more T on this? hahha so I dunno I'm leaning towards my trader joes one for now I think

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on October 25, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Huh good idea! I can't use the yogurt though because of the natural sugars in it. I can't have any sugar in my diet or I blow up haha.

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on October 25, 2012
at 05:58 PM

Awesome recipe thanks! I'm going to have to try, but I think I'm going to use the neutral MCT oil I have, since I don't have avocado oil on hand. I think I'm going to to do half cider and half lemon b/c the one I buy from TJ uses both of those. Thanks! :) I wish I had an immersion blender because the processor didn't work for me last time :/

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on October 25, 2012
at 05:54 PM

I use it for egg salad and regular salads. It's my dressing of choice when I don't want balsamic vinegar and olive oil!

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on October 25, 2012
at 05:38 PM

What is your recipe?

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on October 25, 2012
at 04:47 PM

lol mayo is so easy to make, this boggles my mind.

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Ummm. No. You have no way of knowing that every brand uses soybean oil. I've personally seen ones that don't. Besides, you are ignoring the fact that if someone is 100% Paleo 24/7 and happy then a bit of soybean oil isn't going to destroy them.

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on October 25, 2012
at 01:06 PM

I love mayo on vegetables and as a base for lots of sauces and dressings. I make my own, but I do use it in many ways, none of which are sandwiches.

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on October 25, 2012
at 12:52 PM

I've been using sour cream and plain yogurt as a spread/topping base in place of mayo.

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on October 25, 2012
at 12:49 PM

The #1 ingredient in store bought is soybean oil. Do not use store bought period.

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on October 25, 2012
at 12:15 PM

Mayo has many other applications than sandwiches. Lots of salads, aioli, etc.

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on October 25, 2012
at 04:13 AM

Baconaise has the consistency of room temp cream cheese or butter that has been whipped. You can also make the mayo with slightly warmed coconut oil...thickens right up.

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:54 AM

Yah I guess it's not technically THAT bad but like you said, not GOOD. So thank you nursling!!

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:53 AM

thank you for your comment! I guess the thought is that it's not THAT bad right? haha but I'll try to make my own eventually I guess.

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:53 AM

Okay thank you, I will try to make my own though, it was just such a hassle to make it last time, and the consistency was more thin and watery than the "whipped" kind of texture of mayo that I like. And I feel like I always eat more than I need because I don't want it to go bad.

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:51 AM

yah that's what I was thinking! Thank you

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:21 AM

At least the Trader Joes mayo doesn't have sugar, like most brands do, so that's a plus. Personally I don't tolerate the vegetable oil in it, but your mileage may vary. Since I've been eating paleo I've noticed stomach discomfort if I eat vegetable oils, especially sunflower and soybean oils.

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77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:11 AM

80/20 rule comes to mind. If that is your own vice? Go for it.

As an aside though it is REALLY easy to make. Like, less than 2 minutes. Great way to use up extra bacon fat. Hence, my screen name.

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on October 25, 2012
at 12:49 PM

The #1 ingredient in store bought is soybean oil. Do not use store bought period.

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on October 25, 2012
at 06:59 PM

You can use store bought if it is made with 100 olive oil or avocado oil. I just have not ever seen it. I was stating my rule, there could be exceptions.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:37 PM

Ummm. No. You have no way of knowing that every brand uses soybean oil. I've personally seen ones that don't. Besides, you are ignoring the fact that if someone is 100% Paleo 24/7 and happy then a bit of soybean oil isn't going to destroy them.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:53 AM

Okay thank you, I will try to make my own though, it was just such a hassle to make it last time, and the consistency was more thin and watery than the "whipped" kind of texture of mayo that I like. And I feel like I always eat more than I need because I don't want it to go bad.

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 25, 2012
at 04:13 AM

Baconaise has the consistency of room temp cream cheese or butter that has been whipped. You can also make the mayo with slightly warmed coconut oil...thickens right up.

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on October 25, 2012
at 05:38 PM

What is your recipe?

77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

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on October 27, 2012
at 07:17 PM

@August - 4 egg yolks, big splash of vinegar, three finger pinch of salt. Turn on blender and poor in warm, not hot, bacon fat until it gets too thick to blend. Pour in container and fridge.

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C5b5a54b17888d18b2b37c25b742001b

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on October 25, 2012
at 01:08 PM

I was really missing Mayo. I tried lots of different recipes and safe oil/fat mixtures. I finally found my favorite. 2 egg yolks (room temp. Very important) 1 tsp sea salt, 1 tsp crushed mustard seed, 3 Tblsp. Apple cider vinegar or lemon juIce Divided in 1/2, (put 1.5 tblsp. In first, add the rest at the end), and Best oil of all (for me) 1 cup of Avocado Oil. YUM! Be sure to add the fat/oil Very Slowly at first til you notice it starting to thicken, after it thickens you can add the rest of the fat more quickly. All of this I do in a food processer. Good Luck.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 25, 2012
at 05:58 PM

Awesome recipe thanks! I'm going to have to try, but I think I'm going to use the neutral MCT oil I have, since I don't have avocado oil on hand. I think I'm going to to do half cider and half lemon b/c the one I buy from TJ uses both of those. Thanks! :) I wish I had an immersion blender because the processor didn't work for me last time :/

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on October 25, 2012
at 08:30 PM

Avocado or macadamia nut oils are my favorites for mayo. I dislike olive oil in mayo.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on November 03, 2012
at 10:09 PM

Followed these instructions http://www.reluctantgourmet.com/homemade_mayonnaise_recipe.htm and followed YOUR recipe :) I think the order of mixing things, and making sure the eggs are room temp, is the key.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

(753)

on November 03, 2012
at 10:07 PM

HEY! I made the mayo today! And it WORKED!!! Yay!! I used MCT oil, I used mustard instead of mustard seed though and I'm not sure if I like the mustard-y flavor. But I feel better using non canola-oil based mayo now!! It was kind of a pain in the butt (had to stream the oil for about 10-13 minutes. But it worked!! Thanks!

C5b5a54b17888d18b2b37c25b742001b

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on November 05, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Awesome Amber! :-)

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:34 AM

there's really nothing GOOD about it. try making your own with egg yolks, olive oil, and lard. there are lots of recipes

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:54 AM

Yah I guess it's not technically THAT bad but like you said, not GOOD. So thank you nursling!!

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on October 26, 2012
at 07:04 AM

Not a daily mayo user here, but I've never been able to come up with a homemade mayo or substitute for the mayo I like in my canned fish. It must have been the tuna fish sandwiches during my school days. For, me a bowl of canned tuna with chopped up pickle and mayo is easy comfort food.

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on October 25, 2012
at 04:41 PM

i've tried making mayo with various techniques and recipes so i understand your concern. making mayo freaking sucks! i will never attempt it again because i've wasted so many eggs and oils. i'd say go for the store bought if it doesn't bother you. it's not a hassle and won't kill you.

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on October 25, 2012
at 04:47 PM

lol mayo is so easy to make, this boggles my mind.

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on October 26, 2012
at 02:34 PM

way to be an asshole, chris. glad i'm not friends with you, but who is? haha. but yeah amber, it pisses me off. i spent like $60 for an immersion blender just for the reason of making mayo because the vitamix and whisk methods didn't work.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 26, 2012
at 03:51 PM

haha joanna! But yah that sucks! The immersion blender didn't work??

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on October 28, 2012
at 12:00 PM

Well you managed to take it to another level Joanna. I find these dismissive "lol" comments like nada's, that don't even try to answer the question, obnoxious--just another kind of assholishness. If pointing it out makes me an asshole, I think I can live with that.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 25, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Thanks joanna! Good to know i'm not alone on this one! I guess some of us are just mayo "challenged" haha.

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on October 26, 2012
at 11:38 AM

@nada: Yeah, lol, I guess some of us must just be mind-bogglingly incompetent. What a bunch of effing idiots we me must be, having trouble making mayo, lol. It must be so hard to be so competent in a sea of fools, lol.

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on October 25, 2012
at 12:28 PM

Mayo continues to occupie the top spot on my paleo wish list, and I've yet to discover a suitable commercial product.

I've made mayo from various "safe" oils and they all sucked. When I want mayo, I'm not usually looking for the taste of olive oil, bacon, or coconut. Since oil makes up the bulk of mayo, I typically want a neutral-tasting oil that lets the egg and acid flavors take prominence.

My own personal choice was to just use commercial mayo (and accept the imperfect oil), seeking out brands that at least don't use soybean oil. But I consider myself an infrequent mayo user, as an occasional treat. For daily use, I might try harder to develop a suitable recipe.

The part of your question I'm curious about that hasn't been answered so far is that of lean body composition. Many of us accept that certain oils have problems, but I'm more familiar with arguments about inflammation, for instance, than body composition.

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on October 25, 2012
at 06:08 PM

Thank you!! And for me inflammation doesn't ALLOW me to get a lean body so they go hand in hand in my opinion. But I asked that because I was worried that the canola oil might prohibit the work I'm doing to try to get more in shape. But I'm figuring for now I'll just have the 2 T (and the most likely minimal amount of bad oil in that measurement) and take it out of my diet if I feel the need to be more strict. Seeing as that's my only paleo "cheat" I'm figuring now it's probably not that bad.

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on October 25, 2012
at 11:48 AM

If you are Paleo and presumably not eating sandwiches, why are you using mayo daily?

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on October 25, 2012
at 12:15 PM

Mayo has many other applications than sandwiches. Lots of salads, aioli, etc.

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on October 25, 2012
at 01:06 PM

I love mayo on vegetables and as a base for lots of sauces and dressings. I make my own, but I do use it in many ways, none of which are sandwiches.

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on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

I use it to make deviled eggs, egg salad, chicken salad, tuna salad, etc.

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on October 26, 2012
at 01:57 PM

Mmm, deviled eggs.

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 25, 2012
at 05:54 PM

I use it for egg salad and regular salads. It's my dressing of choice when I don't want balsamic vinegar and olive oil!

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on October 29, 2012
at 03:53 AM

I use it in salad dressing, or dips for raw vegetables. Mostly though it really gives white fish some flavour (particularly aioli).

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:34 AM

I think most are made with canola oil, which isn't great but all least the omega balance isn't as bad as it could be...

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on October 25, 2012
at 03:53 AM

thank you for your comment! I guess the thought is that it's not THAT bad right? haha but I'll try to make my own eventually I guess.

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on November 21, 2013
at 03:13 PM

Most commercial mayo is really bad. A few are only somewhat bad. One is Paleo, and it's the one I started a company to make. Please take a moment to donate or pre-o​rder a jar on Kickstarter:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lorensr/payo-paleo-mayo

Macadamia, coconut, and olive oil Organic Free-range eggs No corn, soy, canola oil Unsweetened Lemon juice, not vinegar

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at 01:09 PM

Once I cut out the use of funky oils, I found that Hellmann's (Best Foods) bothered my stomach when it was the only mayo I could even stand to use before. It contains soybean oil, plus a laundry list of other questionable ingredients, so I dumped it. I have not used a commercial brand since then, opting instead to make my own. It takes about 5 minutes and tastes so much better than anything I ever purchased!!!

C23148e16a4dd05351d1902a69097d65

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on October 25, 2012
at 06:04 PM

The one I use uses canola oil, but I hear you!! If I can get myself to buy an immersion blender I'll try and make my own. I just hate the slowly letting it drip thing with the regular blender. And with the store bought one I feel I use it more sparingly which is good for me. With homemade I feel I have to use more so it doesn't go bad, and I involuntarily get that attitude of HEY! This uses GOOD oil so why don't I slap a few more T on this? hahha so I dunno I'm leaning towards my trader joes one for now I think

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