If you’ve never had a go at making your own mayonnaise I highly recommend it! Not only is it easy to make, it also tastes delicious and is a lot healthier than any mayonnaise you can buy in the supermarket.
To make your own mayonnaise all you need are 3 key ingredients; egg yolks, olive oil and vinegar or lemon juice. Next time you’re at the shops have a look at the ingredients listed on a jar of mayonnaise, it will look a little like this; soybean oil, corn syrup, whole egg, water, canola oil, vinegar, salt, lemon juice, white mustard, rosemary and paprika.
The last 6 ingredients of this mayonnaise are absolutely fine. But its the soybean oil, corn syrup and canola oil I have a big problem with. Soybean oil and canola oil are really high in unstable polyunsaturated fatty acids which contribute to inflammation in the body. The corn syrup is just a sneaky way for the manufacturer to sneak sugar into their product, which is the last thing you need in mayonnaise!
You can begin to see why I prefer to make my own mayonnaise instead. All it takes is about 10 minutes and you’ll have a stash of home made mayonnaise in your fridge!
Let’s get started….
Happy sprouting, baking and cooking!