No, Mayonnaise is not Paleo!
Does Vegetable Oil Ring a Bell?
Mayonnaise is a thick creamy dressing often used as condiment in salads, sandwiches and as dip in fried foods such as sausages and fries. The normal mayonnaise found in the supermarket is an emulsion of vegetable oil, egg yolk, vinegar or lemon juice and spices. It varies in color from white to pale yellow and its texture from light to creamy.
Mayonnaise is not Paleo for the main reason that it contains vegetable oil. Vegetable oil is not Paleo because it is highly processed and it has polyunsaturated fatty acids, which we know is very harmful for the body.
Home Made Paleo Mayonnaise
What would happen to your salad, deviled eggs and sandwiches if without mayo? Worry not! Not because store-bought mayonnaise is not Paleo, it already means you have to totally forget about it. You always have the option to make your own healthy Paleo mayo and with the right ingredients, it can add a creamy texture and flavor to your meals.
Paleo mayonnaise is a great way of adding healthy fats to your body. Thanks to our friendly virgin olive oil, coconut oil and avocado oil. Making your Paleo mayonnaise only requires three major ingredients: free range eggs, healthy oil (choose from avocado oil, virgin olive oil, macadamia oil and coconut oil), vinegar or lemon juice. Adding mustard and spices are optional depending on your desired taste. Just mix everything together preferably in a food processor and keep it refrigerated.
What Experts Say About Mayonnaise… Is It Paleo?
“Ubiquitous condiments found in the American cuisine like mayonnaise, mustard, ketchup and salsa are definitely not Paleo in the way that they are commercially manufactured.: – Dr. Loren Cordain
All you ever wanted to know about Mayonnaise and Paleo
The Paleo Diet. Hold the Mayo and the Ketchup
SF Diet. What Condiments Are Allowed on the Paleo Diet?
Paleo Leap. Paleo Mayonnaise
Paleo Leap. Mayonnaise, Revisited
Paleo Plan. Is Mayonnaise Paleo?
Going Cavewoman. 3-Ingredient Paleo Mayo
Paleoholic. Is Mayonnaise Paleo?
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