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It's a love or hate relationship. Mayonnaise is one of the most delicious condiments which is used in hamburgers, hot dogs, coleslaw, deviled eggs, potato salad, tartar sauce, Thousand Island Dressing, Ranch Dressing, sandwiches, tuna salads even sushis. It is one of the best selling condiments in America. Mayonnaise can be purchased at the grocery store and usually costs cheap. There are different kinds of mayo such as chili mayo, spicy chipotle mayo, if you are vegetarian you can opt for eggless mayo as well.
If you wish you can make homemade mayonnaise as well. Just combine egg yolk and oil, with 1-2 teaspoons of lemon juice or vinegar, and add a little bit of mustard. Mixing these ingredients will create this magical condiment which goes well with hundreds of dishes. The mayo you buy from the grocery store mostly has soy oil in it but you can use other types of oil as well such as avocado oil or olive oil. If you use raw eggs to make homemade mayonnaise you may want to pasteurize them before making mayonnaise. This is an efficient way to kill off dangerous bacteria such as salmonella. It is also important to store the homemade mayonnaise properly in the fridge otherwise it can spoil quickly. Commercial mayo should be discarded if it's not finished in two months after opening. If you buy mayo from the store you don't have to worry about harmful bacteria because pasteurized eggs are used in the commercial ones.
Is mayo bad for you?
Dippin your french fries in mayonnaise will make them taste absolutely amazing. Mayo is usually condemned for being high in fat and calories but it can be part of a healthy diet if it's consumed in moderation. Even though mayo is mostly made of fat, it is mostly unsaturated fat which is considered to be healthy.
Popular brands include Heinz Real Mayonnaise, Kraft Real Mayo, Hellmann's Organic Mayonnaise, Duke's Real Mayonnaise, and Japanese Kewpie Mayonnaise which is creamy and extremely tasty.
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