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Mayonnaise, often abbreviated as mayo, is a thick, creamy sauce often used as a condiment. It is a stable emulsion of oil, egg yolks and either vinegar or lemon juice, with many options for embellishment with other herbs and spices (Wikipedia, nd).

Allergy Alert:

Eggs, lemon juice, and mustard are the usual ingredients used for preparing the mayonnaise and you might feel queasy if you are allergic to any of them. Your body will react violently and try to get rid of the offending allergen which is often a protein in one of the ingredients (thot4food, nd).

Common Uses:

In addition to an almost ubiquitous presence in American sandwiches, mayonnaise forms the basis of northern Alabama’s signature white barbecue sauce. It is also used to add stability to American-style butter cream and occasionally in cakes as well (Wikipedia, nd).

Amount Per 1 tbsp (13.8 g)

Calories 94
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10 g 15%
Saturated fat 1.6 g 8%
Polyunsaturated fat 6 g
Monounsaturated fat 2.3 g
Trans fat 0 g
Cholesterol 6 mg 2%
Sodium 88 mg 3%
Potassium 3 mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0.1 g 0%
Dietary fiber 0 g 0%
Sugar 0.2 g
Protein 0.1 g 0%
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 0%
Vitamin D 0% Vitamin B-6 0%
Vitamin B-12 0% Magnesium 0%

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Check out this cool recipe for homemade mayonnaise.