It’s actually shockingly difficult to find mayonnaise in the supermarket that isn’t filled with harmful ingredients.
Let’s take a look at some of these ingredients: Soybean oil, water, whole eggs and egg yolks, vinegar, salt, sugar, lemon juice, calcium disodium edta, natural flavors.
These ingredients have been found in the biggest brand of mayonnaise in the United States: Hellman’s. Half of the ingredients are most likely made from genetically modified (GMO) crops. The eggs are also produced from concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs), widely referred to as factory farms.
It is one of the most genetically modified crops in the United States and throughout the world. 94% of the soy grown in the USA is genetically modified. Additionally, seed oils are high in omega-6 fats and linked to inflammation, obesity, and other health problems.
A vague term that includes many ingredients that people don’t consider to be natural.
Made from corn, of which 89 percent is GMO
EDTA is a horrible food additive. that the USDA actually has a red page to talk about it. It is a known carcinogen, that, according to the USDA you shouldn’t eat more than 3 grams a day, and never eat it more than 3 times in a week.
Homemade Olive Oil Mayonnaise
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 cup cold pressed olive oil (i use this one)
- Sea salt, to taste
Place egg yolk, lemon juice, water and mustard in a large mason jar. Add olive oil, then let the contents settle for a moment.
Using an immersion blender on high, slowly raise up and down throughout mixture until oil emulsifies, roughy 30 seconds
Season to taste with kosher salt and store in the refrigerator for up to several weeks.