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Mayonnaise

About the ingredient mayonnaise. Including 959 recipes with mayonnaise, nutrition data, and where to find it.

 

What is mayonnaise?

Mayonnaise (sometimes abbreviated to its slang "mayo) is an emulsion of oil, egg yolk and either vinegar or lemon juice, with many options for embellishment with other herbs and spices.

Lecithin in the egg yolk is the emulsifier. It is often cream in color, and may be anything in texture from that of light running cream to thick.

Mayonnaise can be made by hand with a mortar and pestle, whisk or fork, or with the aid of an electric mixer, an electric blender, or a food processor.

Mayonnaise is made by slowly adding oil to an egg yolk, while whisking vigorously to disperse the oil. The oil and the water in yolks form a base of the emulsion, while the lecithin from the yolks is the emulsifier that stabilizes it.

Additionally, a bit of a mustard may also be added to sharpen its taste, and further stabilize the emulsion. Mustard contains small amounts of lecithin.

It is a process that requires watching; if the liquid starts to separate and look like pack-ice, or curd, it simply requires starting again with an egg yolk, whisk it, slowly add the curd while whisking, and it will emulsify to be mayonnaise.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 tablespoon (14g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 54Calories from Fat 42
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 4.7g 7%
Saturated Fat 0.7g 3%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 99mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 3.3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 0.9
Protein 0.1g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Mayonnaise is usually found in the salad dressings section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Mayonnaise is a member of the Fats and Oils US Department of Agriculture nutritional food group.

How much does mayonnaise weigh?

Amount Weight
1 tablespoon 14 grams
1 cup 235 grams

Fats and Oils

In Chinese:蛋黄酱
British (UK) term:
en français:mayonnaise
en español:mayonesa

Recipes using mayonnaise

There are 959 recipes that contain this ingredient.

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Scrumptious sandwiches made with chicken breasts, mayonnaise and smoked almonds.

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