Is mayonnaise gluten free? Does it contain gluten? These questions are important for people with celiac disease, especially for those who are sensitive to trace gluten. Here we will give an answer and show a list of some of the most popular gluten free mayonnaise brands.
Is mayonnaise gluten free? GF mayonnaise brands.
What is mayonnaise?
Mayonnaise is one of the multipurpose sauces in the world culinary. It is a type of emulsion that is prepared from oil, egg yolk and lemon juice. The original recipe for mayonnaise is prepared by beaten eggs yolks with the gradual addition of vegetable oil, vinegar, salt and mustard.
So as you see from the description above, naturally and generally mayonnaise does not contain gluten. So the obvious answer of the question “Is mayonnaise gluten free?”is Yes. But there are some risks of gluten contamination:
- Cross-contamination with gluten, if mayonnaise is produced in a facility that also produce products with ingredients containing gluten.
- Some manufacturers may add ingredients containing gluten to mayonnaise for flavour or taste.
To avoid these situations you may search for certified gluten free mayonnaise brands or ask the manufacturer.
Some of the most popular gluten free mayonnaise brands are:
Hellmann’s offers a wide range of spreads and mayo. Some of them are labeled as “gluten free” mayonnaise such as Real Mayonnaise and Light Mayonnaise.
Spectrum Naturals offers a great range of oils, spreads and mayo. Some of the its products labeled as “gluten free” mayonnaise are: Organic Omega-3 Mayonnaise with Flax Oil; Organic Squeeze Bottle Mayonnaise with Cage Free Eggs; Organic Mayonnaise with Cage Free Eggs; Canola Mayonnaise (low in cholesterol); Vegan Eggless Light Canola Mayonnaise and more.
Walden Farms offers two types of mayo without gluten: Walden Farms Amazin’ MAYO (made with lemon juice, cider vinegar and natural fresh flavors, yet has no calories, fat, carbs, gluten or sugars of any kind) and Walden Farms Calorie Free New Flavored Mayo’s.
Trader Joe’s website provides a long list of gluten free products. There are 2 types of mayo: Reduced Fat Mayo Dressing and Wasabi Mayonnaise.
Besides the listed gluten free brands, you can make homemade Mayonnaise. There are a lot of recipes on the Internet that will help you.