Is Mayonnaise Keto?

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Answer: Mayonnaise is keto-friendly and contains little to no carbs.

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Mayonnaise

Explanation

Mayonnaise is the best-selling condiment in America, and it’s also popular in the keto community. It has little to no carbs, is high in fat, and makes keto recipes delicious.

A tablespoon of store-bought mayo generally contains 1 g of net carbs or less, depending on the manufacturer. For example, the most popular brand, Hellman’s, contains 0.5 g of net carbs per serving while Kraft Mayo has zero. Mayonnaise is also a good source of unsaturated fat, which helps your body absorb other nutrients.

If you go the store-bought route, avoid “light” and “low fat” mayonnaise varieties. They seem appealing because they contain about 60% fewer calories, but they also have less fat and more sugar.

Many keto eaters whip up their own mayo to fine-tune the taste, an easy task since it has only five ingredients: egg yolks, vegetable oil, dijon mustard, salt, and an acidic liquid (usually vinegar or lemon juice). For the best consistency, use an immersion blender to combine all of the ingredients. Whether you buy it or make it, mayo is a keto staple for a variety of recipes, from broccoli salad to crab cakes.

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