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  • Is store bought mayo ok??

    Just started PB 3 weeks ago and love it!! Was just wondering if store bought mayonaise is ok or if it has something bad in it?

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    Generally not. Usually uses a nasty oil (soybean, peanut, canola oil) or has gunk in it. If you can find one with a good oil and no additives, I'm sure others would love to know.
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    • #3
      The only condiment that sometimes works from the store is mustard actually. By the time you weed out sugars and oils there isn't much else that is still usable. Fortunately, it's pretty easy to make mayo. I love a little bacon mayo with tuna, cottage cheese, and pickled peppers. That's what I had for lunch today.
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      • #4
        bacon mayo?? That sounds awesome!! How do you make that??

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        • #5
          Here is a link to one recipe. This is pretty close to the one that I used last time I made mine I think. Basically, it's bacon grease, eggs, mustard, and lemon in what ever proportions you see fit and can get to whip up. There's a whole posse of different recipes floating around here.

          http://www.marksdailyapple.com/forum...ght=bacon+mayo
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          • #6
            Originally posted by naiadknight View Post
            Generally not. Usually uses a nasty oil (soybean, peanut, canola oil) or has gunk in it. If you can find one with a good oil and no additives, I'm sure others would love to know.
            Is sunflower oil any better...? I've tried making my own and it always curdles. Most brands over here use canola (though we call it rapeseed over here) but there are 2 or 3 more 'upmarket' brands which use sunflower instead.

            Preferable to canola - or still bad...? I suppose something like olive oil would be the best, but I've never found a brand made using that...
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            • #7
              Slightly better, still not good, S_V.
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              • #8
                Sunflower oil is also crap. Here is what Mark has to say on the subject.

                http://www.marksdailyapple.com/healthy-oils/
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                • #9
                  I'm getting annoyed with mayo. I definitely prefer making my own, but when it's just me, and I don't use it that much, it tends to go to waste unless I eat it in gobs. I'm getting ready to say "F it" and just get something store bought. Not Kraft, mind you, but something not horrible... if I can find it.

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                  • #10
                    My oils of choice are EVVO, regular olive oil and coconut oil, then used 40 weight motor oil and everything other kind lumped together. (Kinda sucks when I'm eating out and I get no say in the matter)
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                    • #11
                      I've never made my own mayo before and am gonna try the bacon mayo tonight. how long does home made mayo last for if refridgerated??

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                      • #12
                        Mayo is one of the few processed foods I still buy. I simply have failed too many times at making my own, and in general find that condiments are simply not worth the effort and short storage life of making them. I found that I really don't use mayo all that often since I never make sandwiches anymore, so the evil veg oil from the squeeze bottle probably won't kill me, or you.
                        By the way, anyone ever try/succeed in making mayo with lard? Is this even possible? I have lard and am looking for ideas.
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                        • #13
                          I've been making sandwiches with romain lettuce taking the place of the bread, which I think tastes awesome!! Was just looking for something to take the place of store bought mayo.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Diana Renata View Post
                            I'm getting annoyed with mayo. I definitely prefer making my own, but when it's just me, and I don't use it that much, it tends to go to waste unless I eat it in gobs. I'm getting ready to say "F it" and just get something store bought. Not Kraft, mind you, but something not horrible... if I can find it.
                            I have recently started making mayo, but I really sympathize with this -- it's just me too, and I only want mayo for lunch a day or two a week for making salmon salad or the like. If I make mayo, then I have to plan a whole string of mayo-using lunches in the next week, and it's sort of a pain. The olive oil to make it with is expensive, so I hate to have it go bad!

                            I'm also using Spectrum organic expeller-pressed mayo with flax oil, to have on hand for when I want store bought ... I figure the flax oil counteracts the Omega-6 in the bad oil at least somewhat.

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                            • #15
                              I also gave up on making my own, in favor of having it available whenever I want and not going to waste. I got an O3-fortified one last night that's made with canola, soy, flax, and olive oils... it's a common brand I've seen at most grocery stores, but I can't remember it right now. I consider it part of my 20%, and I don't use it all that often.
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