Organic Rapeseed Oil in homemade mayo?


Marcella

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Hi,

I'm a newbie living in Scandinavia. My favorite (pre-Whole30) mayo is Hellman's but I can see that there's sugar in it. I don't like the taste of homemade mayo made with olive oil or avocado oil; I think both of those tastes are  heavy and overpowering. Rapeseed oil is considered healthy here; would it be an acceptable oil?  It is not the same as canola, though it if sometimes mistaken for it.   http://www.thekitchn.com/whats-the-difference-between-canola-and-rapeseed-206047 

 

OK, or a no-go?

Thanks   :)

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rapeseed oil isn't really healthy (it's called canola oil in the us it is the same thing. both are made from rapeseeds*), and we don't recommend it on the whole30. The whole point of making mayo is to have another source of good fat in your diet. Using a fat like canola would defeat the purpose entirely.

 

I would recommend looking at alternate olive oils or avocado oils (macadamia nut oil is also really nice). There is a wide range of these available. For mayo, you want a pale color and "lite" tasting oil, not the dark green avocado oil or the extra virgin olive oil.

 

*EDIT: I stand corrected, canola is a variant of rapeseed that has been genetically modified to be lower in erucic acid. Although I can't imagine why Scandinavian people would consider a high erucic acid version of this oil to be healthy, they might. Neither is recommended on the whole30.

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rapeseed oil isn't really healthy (it's called canola oil in the us it is the same thing. both are made from rapeseeds*), and we don't recommend it on the whole30. The whole point of making mayo is to have another source of good fat in your diet. Using a fat like canola would defeat the purpose entirely.

 

I would recommend looking at alternate olive oils or avocado oils (macadamia nut oil is also really nice). There is a wide range of these available. For mayo, you want a pale color and "lite" tasting oil, not the dark green avocado oil or the extra virgin olive oil.

 

*EDIT: I stand corrected, canola is a variant of rapeseed that has been genetically modified to be lower in erucic acid. Although I can't imagine why Scandinavian people would consider a high erucic acid version of this oil to be healthy, they might. Neither is recommended on the whole30.

Thanks, I'll just have to scout around for a mild tasting healthy oil :) Maccademia sounds like a good bet.

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Macadamia oil is nice but on the forum some say it's overpowering for mayo

 

huh. I've never seen a macadamia nut oil that was super dark and strong like you sometimes do for Avocado oil. I think with all of these it is actually more about the processing of the oil than the source--if it is light in color and taste as a plain oil it will be better for mayo, unless there is something about the macadamia nut flavor this person found off-putting? I've even heard of people using walnut oil, which is much stronger in nutty flavor...oh well...try a few different oils and see what you like.

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I've even heard of people using walnut oil, which is much stronger in nutty flavor...oh well...try a few different oils and see what you like.

Yup. I use walnut oil when I can't find macadamia. I kind of like the nutty flavour. I also add spices, crushed peppercorns, or crushed garlic to mix it up a bit.

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