One of the most used ingredients for dressing salads, in a sandwich, cake, hamburger, corn, espresso, pasta or other foods is mayonnaise .
According to the Faculty of Chemistry of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) , mayonnaise is an oil-in-water emulsion, since it is constituted by a continuous phase and a dispersed phase. Mayonnaise vegetable oil is what makes up the dispersed phase of the emulsion.
It has been said that a mayonnaise should not contain starch or gum among its ingredients as a way to thicken. With data of the Power of the Consumer , we tell you what is behind this dressing.
Mayonnaise realities: ingredients
Although it is considered a salty product contains added sugar (10 grams), this equals 2 coffee spoons of sugar.
Some varieties do contain modified corn starch and 73 milligrams of sodium, which represents 3.7% of the recommendation for adults.
Ingredients. The main ingredients you can find in mayonnaise are water, unhydrogenated vegetable oil, sugar, salt, white vinegar, ascorbic acid, egg yolk, citric acid, xanthan gum. Onion powder, phosphoric acid, mustard essential oil, paprika oleoresin, garlic powder and class IV candy.
In that sense, we must be careful with the class IV candy , since some studies such as the “FDA Urged to prohibit carication and caramel coloring” , have been related to the development of cancer.
Other versions also contain calcium disodium EDTA, this ingredient is of primary attention;
It is an ingredient not recommended for children and pregnant women: it inhibits the absorption of minerals and iron.
If it is consumed habitually or in large quantities, it can cause diarrhea, vomiting, stomach pain, small losses of blood in urine and coagulation problems.
The commercial brands have a large amount of additives and the list of their ingredients is extensive;
It is always better to consume the homemade version.
The suggestion is to check the commercial mayonnaise label and avoid those containing modified corn starch , EDTA or Caramel IV .