Mayonnaise is a stable emulsion of oil, egg yolk and either vinegar or lemon juice. Mayo usually also contains sucrose, high fructose corn syrup, citric acid, thickeners, emulsifiers, EDTA, flavor enhancers and water.
Since we are avoiding eggs and sugar on this program, I wanted to find a substitute that was healthier but served the same function as a delicious sandwich spread. I found something that I consider better than mayonnaise. It’s called Vegenaise.
Vegenaise delivers the sumptuous taste of mayo without cholesterol or preservatives. It comes in several varieties but our favorite is Grapeseed Vegenaise. I use it where ever a recipe calls for mayo or as a sandwich spread, especially to moisten gluten-free breads which can sometimes be drier than wheat bread.
Vegenaise can be found at Whole Foods, Sprouts and Lassens. I have also seen it at Vons.