I have found this mayonnaise on Amazon, and it looks pretty healthy but very expensive. Ingredients: * Certified Organic, (Raw) Centrifuged Extra Virgin Olive Oil * Certified Organic, (Raw) Unrefined Sesame Seed Oil * Certified Organic, (Raw) Centrifuged Extra Virgin Coconut Oil * Certified Organic, Eggs * Certified Organic, Vinegar * Certified Organic, Spices (Ground Mustard, Garlic, Onion & Paprika) * Certified Organic, Evaporated Cane Juice * Sea Salt
Has anyone used this mayonnaise? Is it worth the price? Is sesame oil safe? Anyone has found a different mayonnaise that is closer to paleo?
btw - I know that it would be best to make one myself, but there is only so much I feel like doing from scratch :)
It takes literally 30 seconds to make mayonnaise, really all you need is a hand beater. Work best with 1 whole egg + 1 cup oil (bacon fat or coconut works well, or butter). You don't need to drizzle with a whole egg and hand beater.
that's from Wilderness Family Naturals. they sell a lot of great products, including coconut oil and a variety of sprouted nut butters. and those ingredients looks totally fine to me, and a far cry better than anything you are gonna find in a store. if you wanna make your own like a lot people here suggest, then great. do it.
but if you are looking for a good mayo that doesn't have all the crap that others have, this is definitely one of the better options. unrefined sesame oil is very good, as the antioxidant content is so high that the polys don't go rancid as with other seed oils. also, the cane juice is so low on the list, there can't be much in there, and it's not fructose. it's sugar. a teensie weensie bit ain't gonna hurt you.
That's Wilderness Family Natural's mayo. They claim that it's based on the Nourishing Traditions recipe (I do have NT, but I haven't looked it up to compare).
I actually have a jar right now, and it's pretty good, but it tastes very mustardy. Like a nice mustard crossed with good mayo. The thing is, I don't like mustard, so I'm using it blended with yogurt for salad dressing. If you like mustard, however, you'll probably love it.
And in response to Dana's comment, there is a very slight Miracle Whip-like tang to it.
In future, however, I intend to make mayo this way: http://www.lastappetite.com/how-to-make-mayonnaise-in-20-seconds/ But not using canola. I knew my immersion blender had to be good for something! (I'm almost positive that I originally found that link here on PaleoHacks, but I can't remember where).
I'm starting a food company to make a Paleo mayo (not "Paleo", but Paleo :-). Please take a moment to donate or pre-order a jar on Kickstarter:
Mary Enig says sesame oil is safe under certain circumstances. She's a PhD and a longstanding expert in lipids so I tend to trust her judgment--if you're going to use a seed oil that's probably one of the better ones to go with. Wouldn't call it Paleo but hey, 80/20. Her book is called Know Your Fats. There should be info at westonaprice.org also.
That said, WTF with the sugar added. Is this like fancy Miracle Whip or something? Most mayo doesn't contain sugar.
EASY CHEAP MAYO RECIPE:
1 egg 1 tsp coconut vinegar 1 tbs organic Dijon mustard dash of salt
Whisk these together for a minute until it's frothy. Slowly add in a cup of walnut oil or coconut oil while whisking (Electric hand held mixer for best results).
Takes 2-3 minutes at most. I bet it's quicker than browsing Amazon for a Paleo friendly mayo ;)