The Mysterious Mayo

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Mayo!! (http://www.hellmanns.com/)

Alright. How many of yall really know what mayonnaise is? Sure it’s that delicious spread on your sandwich..but what IS it exactly?? And if it’s that creamy, and luscious..how can it be good for us??

All we ever hear in health advice is to use other substitutes instead of mayo. Use fat-free greek yogurt instead of mayo. Use mustard instead of mayo. Use cottage cheese instead of mayo. How ’bout we just use the dang mayo?? 

Like all other foods, Mayo is NOT bad for you!!  Mayo is just a simple emulsion of oil, egg yolks, and something acidic (usually lemon, vinegar, or mustard). That’s it! Oil, eggs, and lemon!

In fact, using a bit of mayo on your sandwich can bring many excellent health benefits!!! Even more so than using mustard!! Why?? Because many vitamins, particularly those in vegetables, are fat-soluble—meaning we NEED a little bit of fat to absorb all that nutritious goodness!!

Take a look at the nutrition label below, taken straight from Hellmann’s website. See? Nothing to be afraid of, and EVERYTHING to love!

Now, for today’s irrelevant, but relevant question: Do you like mayo on your sandwich?

Nutrition and ingredients in the delicious condiment known as Mayo
Nutrition and ingredients in the delicious condiment known as Mayo
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