The Bad Mayonnaise

Coming straight to the point, Mayonnaise is one of the worst and most unhealthy foods in the world. Mayonnaise is a bad choice and is used by restaurants as well as in homes these days as a portion of normal food. The market brought Mayo is so easily found in each kitchen that it is getting normalized for everyday eating.

Some moms have even started adding this in their picky kid’s everyday foods like pasta, sandwiches etc in a hope that they will eat something. This is such a slow poison that no one’s aware of.

Composition of mayonnaise

Egg or eggless

Oil 90-95% of the total ingredients

Salt and pepper – to taste

Lemon few drops

 

There are eggless options also available to lure the vegetarians and vegans but to tell you the truth, the main culprit is Oil.

Oil makes approximately 95% of the mayonnaise. It is an oil-based sauce originating from the French cuisine.

Mayonnaise used in fast food for taste

It sure tastes good, just like any fried item like samosas or fried chicken etc but it directly hits the cholesterol button and blocks the arteries of the connoisseur.

I saw it long back in my home as my sister used it for some pasta but then on enlightening her about the – bad mayonnaise, she threw it away.

Recently on my trip to India, I saw mayonnaise is coming in all flavors and this really is going to cost them much more than taste and those 100 rs.

What a pity that mayonnaise is equally liked by all age groups. Kids love it in their fast food, mothers like a quick easy way to fix a snack for their kids, elderly like it as it is cheesy and so smooth.

Kindly think twice before using the mayonnaise as the shop brought ones will have additional preservatives and chemicals too. On top of the harmful raw oil (trust me it’s not the extra Virgin olive oil but salad oil in excessive quantity) the numerous preservatives will make the choice most unhealthy. So while you think you are munching on a homemade great snack, you are unknowingly making your own body a gutter. Kindly do not treat yourself as a dustbin. Eating junk might be OK but this is extreme.

I am not a teacher or a preacher but I am simply passing on this information. Ask me how I know all this?

I have a degree in hotel management from a reputed college and as a part of my studies, I have made Mayonnaise around 200 times myself.

Even if you make it yourself or buy it from outside, the fact remains that mayonnaise is bad and in the near future, the health complications will start showing.

Of course, using it as a condiment once in a blue moon might not have bad effects.

If you still want the taste in food and want to avoid too much oil then try the homemade Bechamel Sauce, that will work well with the pasta too. Make sure you use some healthy oil like extra virgin olive oil in little quantity and not butter; and instead of using refined flour, switch to whole wheat flour. This is a milk-based sauce thus much healthier than other sauces.

 

 

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  • simritbedi

    2019-09-20 at 1:42 pm
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    I agree with you you completely! Mayo is very bad for health.. I use hung curd to make dips and salad dressing!

  • Janaki

    2019-09-23 at 9:01 am
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    My God! Never knew this!! Thanks for the post.

  • Roma

    2019-09-23 at 9:08 am
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    I had no clue about this at all

  • Swiddle Dcunha

    2019-09-23 at 9:36 am
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    Oh..Didn't know it was that bad.Out of my kitchen now.

  • Varsha aka Yogita

    2019-09-23 at 10:26 am
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    OMG! I never knew this before, although my fast food is lesser than what I had during my office days in Pune :) #MyFriendAlexa #vigorousreads

  • lifewithmypenguin

    2019-09-23 at 11:10 am
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    This is informative, I never knew about the oil ratio. Thankfully, we haven't used it in last few years.

  • thefusionillusion

    2019-09-23 at 11:36 am
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    Ohh. I never knew this about Mayonnaise. Thanks for such a informative post. I am glad I read it.

  • bohobibliophile

    2019-09-23 at 1:04 pm
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    Most prepackaged dips and sauces are high on calories and preservatives. Bechamel Sauce (or white sauce as it is commonly called) is an interesting alternative. […] Read MoreMost prepackaged dips and sauces are high on calories and preservatives. Bechamel Sauce (or white sauce as it is commonly called) is an interesting alternative. I prefer yogurt though. Read Less

  • anecdotesofmylife

    2019-09-23 at 1:47 pm
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    Glad to know you are negating the use of Mayo. I rarely ever use it and people say I am too fussy. Obviously it is […] Read MoreGlad to know you are negating the use of Mayo. I rarely ever use it and people say I am too fussy. Obviously it is full of oil which is going to be harmful. Thanks for sharing. #wordsmithkaurreads #MyFriendAlexa #BlogChatter Read Less

  • Prerna Wahi

    2019-09-23 at 2:09 pm
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    Wow I had no idea about this. We try to make mayo at home but ya not as often. Will avoid it now.

  • soniadogra

    2019-09-23 at 3:35 pm
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    Honestly I had no idea. Dont use mayo too often but I do. And this was such an eye opener!

  • ginia

    2019-09-23 at 5:19 pm
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    Inadvertently we consume a lot of junk food. Thanks for this very important information about mayonnaise . Will stay away and try bechamrl sauce.

  • Geethica

    2019-09-23 at 9:35 pm
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    Thank you for sharing this information. I really didn’t know about 95% oil in it. Seriously, it is bad for health and we are consuming […] Read MoreThank you for sharing this information. I really didn’t know about 95% oil in it. Seriously, it is bad for health and we are consuming it so much. Read Less

  • aditi

    2019-09-24 at 5:09 am
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    OMG! Thanks for explaining the bad effects of mayonnaise.. I wasn't aware.

  • vidhya29

    2019-09-24 at 10:42 am
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    and this is another interesting article! I never liked Mayo !!

  • ghazala786

    2019-09-24 at 2:00 pm
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    Agree with you, so much of oil is bad for health , eating Mayo occasionally is Okay but should not be regular.

  • writenlive

    2019-09-24 at 5:01 pm
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    I use mayo very infrequently but after reading your post, I am not going to use it again. Thanks for the informative post!

  • Rohan Kachalia

    2019-09-27 at 5:43 am
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    I didn’t knew that mayonnaise is such a harmful ingredient. Thanks for this post. Although I am not much a fan of it, but will […] Read MoreI didn’t knew that mayonnaise is such a harmful ingredient. Thanks for this post. Although I am not much a fan of it, but will take precautionary action henceforth. Read Less

  • Sweetannu

    2019-09-27 at 6:59 am
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    I am never ever getting mayo in my house. Shocked to learn that Mayonnaise is one of the worst and most unhealthy foods in […] Read MoreI am never ever getting mayo in my house. Shocked to learn that Mayonnaise is one of the worst and most unhealthy foods in the world. Read Less

  • Snehal

    2019-09-27 at 10:38 am
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    Wow good to know about this! Now i will try the homemade bechamel sauce 😃

  • Shilpa Garg

    2019-09-27 at 12:48 pm
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    True, mayonnaise is rich in fat content. But guess, usage as a spread or a dip once in a while wouldnt be that bad!! 🙂

  • Gurjeet Chhabra

    2019-09-27 at 4:46 pm
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    I ask my hubby what to make for breakfast ,he said sandwich with lots of mayonnaise. I literally ask my hubby to read your blog. […] Read MoreI ask my hubby what to make for breakfast ,he said sandwich with lots of mayonnaise. I literally ask my hubby to read your blog. He is deducted with high cholesterol. I told him 90% oil in mayonnaise. No more mayonnaise now at my home Read Less

  • neha

    2019-09-27 at 5:19 pm
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    I seriously had no idea about this thank you so much for this information … will sure share with my friends too.

  • Deepika

    2019-09-28 at 3:04 am
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    Agreed totally with you Deepa! I rarely use packaged food due to the occurrence of high preservatives. Taste is the thing which attracts everybody but […] Read MoreAgreed totally with you Deepa! I rarely use packaged food due to the occurrence of high preservatives. Taste is the thing which attracts everybody but it is a must to decide what is healthy or not. Read Less

  • Leha

    2019-09-28 at 7:39 am
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    I had absolutely no idea. Always loved the creamy texture mayo gave to burgers and sandwiches

  • Noor Anand Chawla

    2019-09-28 at 4:23 pm
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    Mayonnaise is terrible for health! Thankfully there are other healthy and tasty options we can use instead.

  • judy morris

    2019-09-28 at 8:58 pm
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    Initially I used to use Mayo in food but now I don't use it in food often. But sometimes it is ok also to have.

  • Tina Basu

    2019-09-28 at 9:53 pm
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    True it is one of the most unhealthy condiments you can find. I try to avoid mayo in my diet

  • forbabynmommy

    2019-09-29 at 3:09 am
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    Thanks for sharing the details, I too love mayo but use it occasionally only. Will definitely check the Bechamal sauce

  • Blogsikka.com

    2019-09-29 at 3:42 am
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    So we don't get this mayo at home, I make mayo using hung curd and salt with oregano powder

  • forbabynmommy

    2019-09-29 at 3:46 am
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    Hung curd is always a better and healthy option for mayonnaise..I always prefer that .

  • Gunjan Upadhyay

    2019-09-29 at 5:27 am
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    You said it, I too got to know it quite sometime back when I was planning to make one at home, Thankfully i never bought […] Read MoreYou said it, I too got to know it quite sometime back when I was planning to make one at home, Thankfully i never bought or made one after that. though we like it and we enjoy it occasionally while eating out. Read Less

  • Amrit kaur

    2019-09-29 at 5:38 am
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    Yes mayonnaise is not good for our health but if we have it once a month. Thanks for sharing other options.

  • ritecontent

    2019-09-30 at 1:12 pm
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    i was also concerned with the way people are using this dressing in India. They put it on everything!! Good post and I hope everyone […] Read Morei was also concerned with the way people are using this dressing in India. They put it on everything!! Good post and I hope everyone reads it. Read Less

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