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In this Lesson you will Learn

  1. What are the ingredients in mayonnaise?
  2. What are healthier substitutes for mayonnaise?

Mayonnaise (mayo for short) is a popular condiment made by beating together oil and egg yolks with lemon juice or vinegar and some seasonings.1 Of course, most people use store-bought mayonnaise, though homemade mayonnaise could definitely be worth the extra effort.

Mayonnaise is often used as a spread or used to make dressings for egg, potato, tuna, or chicken salad. For some recipes you might be able to substitute yogurt (or Greek yogurt) for mayonnaise for more protein and less fat.

Nutrition DNA

The nutrition DNA of mayonnaise. For example, you can see that 1 tablespoon mayonnaise covers 262% of your daily need of Trans Fat and 22% of the recommended Vitamin K intake. Hover over the bars to see which nutrient is covered.


  1. BBC Food - Mayonnaise


  1. Mayonnaise typically contains oil, egg yolks, lemon juice or vinegar, and seasonings.
  2. Yogurt can sometimes be used in place of mayonnaise to make a recipe healthier.
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