Homemade Mayonnaise


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Mayonnaise. We need it for tuna, egg salad, and zesty lime dipping sauce – at least those are some of my uses for it! 😉 Since store-bought mayonnaise can be kind of pricey, and have hidden bad ingredients in it, I tend to make my own mayonnaise and store it in a mason jar for a good 1-2 weeks.

To save you time, and give you some “food for thought,” I decided to do a comparison between 4 different store-bought mayonnaises to see how they compare to each other. I highlighted the “bad” ingredients, and explained why they are considered bad underneath each label. 🙂

I specifically included mayonnaises with olive oil, because people tend to think that they are a “healthier” option. What they may not know though, is that there are other bad oils in addition to the olive oil. Keep in mind that the order of ingredients listed on nutrition labels go in order from highest amount used to lowest amount used.

After this list, I’ll show you how I make homemade mayonnaise!

 

Kraft Mayonnaise with Olive Oil ingredients (20):

WATER, OLIVE OIL, SOYBEAN OILCANOLA OILVINEGAR, FOOD STARCH MODIFIED, SUGAR, MALTODEXTRIN, EGG(S), SALT, EGG(S) YOLKS ENZYME MODIFIED, MUSTARD FLOUR, LACTIC ACID, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA As PreservativesPHOSPHORIC ACID, ONION(S) DRIED, GARLIC DRIED, NATURAL FLAVOR(S)BETA CAROTENE COLOR(S).

Questionable ingredients –
Soybean oil: Most soy is now GMO (genetically modified) and soy can throw females’ hormones out of whack.
Canola oil: Cheap oil that gets heated super high in processing, and has negative health effects – Canadian government paid over $50 million to have the USA start promoting it as a “healthy” oil, when it is not.
Calcium Disodium EDTA: Concoction of poisons and chelation chemicals made partially from formaldehyde.
Phosphoric acid: Mass-produced chemical to give food a tangy or acidic flavor, and also linked to lower bone density, among other things.
Natural flavors: MSG (monosodiumglutamate) and/or other addictive chemicals can be disguised under this name, according to new FDA label laws.

 

Hellman’s Mayonnaise with Olive Oil ingredients (14):

WATER, SOYBEAN OIL, OLIVE OIL, WHOLE EGGS AND EGG YOLKS, MODIFIED POTATO STARCH, VINEGAR, SALT, SUGAR, LEMON JUICE, SORBIC ACID AND CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (USED TO PROTECT QUALITY), NATURAL FLAVOR, PAPRIKA OLEORESIN.

Questionable ingredients –
Soybean oil: Most soy is now GMO (genetically modified) and soy can throw females’ hormones out of whack.
Calcium Disodium EDTA: Concoction of poisons and chelation chemicals made partially from formaldehyde.
Natural flavors: MSG (monosodiumglutamate) and/or other addictive chemicals can be disguised under this name, according to new FDA label laws.

 

Hellman’s Mayonnaise ingredients (9):

SOYBEAN OIL, WATER, WHOLE EGGS AND EGG YOLKS, VINEGAR, SALT, SUGAR, LEMON JUICE, CALCIUM DISODIUM EDTA (USED TO PROTECT QUALITY), NATURAL FLAVORS.

Questionable ingredients –
Soybean oil: Most soy is now GMO (genetically modified) and soy can throw females’ hormones out of whack.
Calcium Disodium EDTA: Concoction of poisons and chelation chemicals made partially from formaldehyde.
Natural flavors: MSG (monosodiumglutamate) and/or other addictive chemicals can be disguised under this name, according to new FDA label laws.

 

Vegan Grapeseed Vegenaise mayonnaise ingredients (9):

 

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GRAPESEED OIL, FILTERED WATER, APPLE CIDER VINEGAR, BROWN RICE SYRUP, SOY PROTEIN, SEA SALT, LEMON JUICE CONCENTRATE, MUSTARD FLOUR.

Buy this if you can’t make your own! 🙂
This is going to be your best and healthiest option if you can’t make your own! I buy it when I don’t have time to do homemade mayo. You can find it at most health food stores, or online. Just be sure to get the purple bottle with Grapeseed Oil, and not the blue bottle with Canola Oil.

 

Homemade mayonnaise ingredients (6):

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  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, add more to your taste
  • 3/4 cup neutrally flavored oil, divided.  *I used regular olive oil one time, and the mayonnaise was a bit bitter and too “olivey.” If you have a milder-tasting oil (sunflower oil, grapeseed oil, mild olive oil) it will taste best. Bon Appetit recommends vegetable or canola, but both of those oils are unhealthy, so try to stay away from them if you want this to be a healthier rendition than store-bought mayo. 

 

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Preparation:

Combine egg yolk, lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium bowl. Whisk until blended and bright yellow, about 30 seconds.

Continue whisking constantly, and with a 1/4 teaspoon add the first 1/4 cup of oil to yolk mixture a few drops at a time, whisking for about 4 minutes. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup oil in very slow, thin stream, whisking constantly for about 8 minutes, until mayonnaise is thick (mayonnaise will be lighter in color). Cover and keep it chilled.

*To save your wrist from a “whisk workout,” you can also use an immersion blender (hand-blender designed for liquids) and blend all ingredients together more quickly. Follow directions above, and keep blending with the immersion blender until it starts to get a bit more thick. Note that it will not thicken up as well or be as light of a mayonnaise with the immersion blender, because the oil does not get added as slowly or beaten the same way. Once you get to a point where you want to give up trying to blend it with the immersion blender, add in the remaining egg white, and like magic the mayonnaise thickens up, and turns light in color instantly. This is my favorite way to make the mayonnaise because it’s quickest, and so fun to watch the mayonnaise instantly change from a sauce to a whip!

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And voila! You have a healthy, great-tasting mayo! Just store in a glass jar and keep refrigerated, and it will last 1-2 weeks.

 

Homemade Mayonnaise Adapted from Bon Appetit.

Sources:
http://whatisthatingredient.com/ingredient.php?id=64 

http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2002/08/17/con-ola2.aspx 
http://www.kisswebpage.com/msg/
http://blog.fooducate.com/2009/06/30/11-quick-facts-about-phosphoric-acid-yes-that-chemical-in-coca-cola/ 

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