Avocado Oil Mayonnaise

By Dani Mann / , ,

12 June 2018

Avocado Oil Mayonnaise.

Maybe you love the stuff, and you’re not alone— mayo is the #1-selling condiment in the US, ahead of even ketchup and mustard.

Or maybe you’re a mayo-hater, as I used to be.

Love it or hate it, we can all agree that mayo isn’t exactly known as the “sexiest” of spreads. I mean, mayo has basically become a synonym for anything bland and boring. Sad turkey sandwiches and picnic salads.

So why does BetterBody Foods Avocado Oil Mayo have me fired up about mayo for the first time?

Here’s just a few reasons why… let’s call them “mayoYAYs.”

What IS Mayonnaise Anyway?

Mayo is, most simply, a mixture of oil, eggs and a bit of vinegar or citrus, called an emulsion.

Now, if you happen to be a classically-trained French chef, you probably know that mayonnaise is actually pretty tricky to make, even though it only uses 3 ingredients. That’s because oil and water REALLY don’t like mixing, even at a microscopic level. That can leave your vinegar floating in a slick, oily mess.

So the magic of mayo comes in by helping these 2 get along, thanks to a friendly little emulsifying substance found in egg yolks called lecithin. Think of lecithin like Miss Congeniality — it gets along with everybody.

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Lecithin has 2 ends, one that attracts to water and the other to fat. So by mixing everything up, you are coating micro-droplets of oil in a thin layer of lecithin, suspending the oil in the water without letting them separate. Boom, you’ve got mayo.

Yay #1 — Better Oil, Better Mayo

So as you might imagine, mayo contains a fair bit of fat. People used to think this was a very bad thing, but today we know better— as long as you are using the right kind.

Many mayo brands out there use cheap neutral oils like soybean or rapeseed, AKA canola. While not as bad as some oils out there, they’re definitely not the best.

What you want to look for is mayo that uses a monounsaturated fat source, like avocado oil. These are the kinds of fats that have made the “Mediterranean Diet” take off in popularity in recent years.

With around 65% oleic acid, avocado oil may help your body better absorb vitamins A, D, E and K, plus support reduced LDL or “bad” cholesterol levels. The avocado oil also has a smooth, fresh flavor that actually enhances the flavors of other foods it mixes with, and doesn’t turn bitter when mixed like olive oil can.

Because it uses avocado oil, Avocado Mayo provides a really tasty way to start getting some of those benefits into your diet, while still staying on track. Avocado: not just for toast anymore!

Yay #2 — Real Ingredients Feel Better

Like a lot of you, I’m trying to be more conscious of what I’m putting into my body these days. So it means a lot to me that I pronounce all of the ingredients on the Avocado Mayo labels, and feel good about where they come from…unlike some other mayonnaise ingredients.

What Avocado Mayo DOESN’T Have

  • Any GMOs. NONE.
  • Gluten
  • Soy or Canola Oil
  • Trans Fats
  • Artificial Sweeteners

What Avocado Mayo DOES Have

  • Cage-free eggs
  • Naturally refined avocado oil
  • Love

Yay #3 — Mmm…Flavor

I know— mayo might not be the first thing you think of when you think of flavor. I know I didn’t.

But you guys…wow.

BetterBody Foods NAILED this one.

My old problem with other mayos was that they always seemed a bit heavy, mostly bland, and not really worth adding to anything (except to ketchup for fry sauce, of course).

I do the cooking in my house, and I’m loving experimenting with mayo recipes using the original Avocado Mayo, plus tangy Avocado Lime Mayo and the smoky, slightly spicy Chipotle Lime Mayo flavors.

It’s creamy without being slimy. Rich without being heavy. The simple seasonings really elevate the taste, and there’s just a bit of tangy zing that I’ve been loving.

“Because we make our mayo in-house in small batches, we have control to make sure we’re getting the best quality and best flavor,” said Chelsea Lindbeck, Better Body Foods’ Director of Product Development. “The avocado oil we use has a really unique flavor profile that just makes everything else taste better too.”

My in-laws would have to agree with Chelsea— I mixed some of the Chipotle Lime Mayo into a red cabbage slaw for a cookout with them, and now I’m not allowed to come back without it!

From MayoNAYs to MayoYAYs

BetterBody Foods has made a believer out of me.

Whether you’re a mayo lover or like me, new to the club, you owe it to your tastebuds to give this stuff a taste.

Loaded with flavorful monounsaturated fats and, wholesome high-quality ingredients, Avocado Oil Mayo is my new go-to for spreads, dressings and secret sauces. Score yours here!

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