Q: Why did you choose avocado oil?
A: Full, rich, lingering flavor aside, we chose avocado oil for its fat composition, phytosterols and polyhydroxelated fatty alcohols, all of which are anti-inflammatory in nature. Avocado oil is also notably high in vitamin E and monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids. In a recent study, both high and low doses of avocado oil enhanced alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lutein absorption from a salad by as much as 15 times compared to a salad without avocado oil.
Q: How is your rosemary extracted?
A: The rosemary extract is expeller pressed and made by a patented, carefully designed process intended to capture the true essence of nature. These spice and herb extracts are manufactured in the U.S. and maintain the highest standard in color, flavor and composition.
These expeller-pressed extracts are solvent-free, Whole Foods® acceptable, organic suitable and are an appropriate alternative to CO2 extracted materials.
Herbalox is our rosemary extract, as it's the only non-GMO one available. It has a tiny, minuscule amount of canola oil as the carrier oil for the rosemary extract. Basically, you would have to eat 16 jars of mayo in order to get 1 gram of canola oil and legally that's small enough that there's "no canola" in it.
Q: How are your natural ingredients sourced?
Through our agricultural assurance program, we take steps to ensure our naturally-sourced ingredients provide you with the confidence that your finished food and beverages are safe and compliant. Products are only grown in the USA and meet or exceed the latest standards in food regulatory compliance. Many of our raw materials are vertically integrated and sourced through only approved suppliers. The company routinely visits all major sourcing countries to ensure standard practices are followed. As a result, we are using the highest quality raw materials. Using various sources also allows us to avoid the risk of supply disruption, further ensuring our customers are receiving consistent and reliable food ingredients.
Q: What are expeller pressed extracts?
The expeller-pressed spice and herb extracts are made by a patented, carefully designed process intended to capture the true essence of nature. These spice and herb extracts are manufactured in the U.S. and maintain the highest standard in color, flavor and composition. In addition to meeting rigorous quality and environmental processing standards, the company’s expeller-pressed spice and herb extracts provide high impact color and flavor profiles. These expeller-pressed extracts are solvent-free, Whole Foods® acceptable, organic suitable and are an appropriate alternative to CO2 extracted materials.
Q: Are your eggs cage free?
A: Yes! We understand that some cage-free eggs are housed next to caged chicken, however, our eggs are sourced from 100% cage-free farms.
Q: Are the eggs organic?
A: We can guarantee our chickens are fed 100% non-GMO and organic feed, but we buy a lot of eggs and we can't guarantee that none of the hens were fed ANY soy ever in their lifetime. We wish we could, but it's just not possible for us right now.
*All of our ingredients are pasteurized and the final product is heated to undergo a "kill step" to eliminate the possibility of any bacteria. The eggs are pasteurized and are perfectly safe for everyone.
Q: I have an allergy, are the mayos manufactured in a facility that contains dairy, eggs, or nuts?
A: Yes, our mayos are manufactured in a shared facility and on a shared line with other products that contain most of the major 8 allergens. While they do practice safe cleaning procedures in-between runs, we still recommend caution if there is a zero tolerance.
Q: It has a tangy, salty taste. Why is that?
A: Because the eggs are organic, they have to be stored in salt so that they don't go bad. We don't add salt. That comes from the fact that the eggs have to be salt up to 10 percent to give them the shelf life in the manufacturing process.
Q: What constitutes the protein in the Mayo?
Our mayo is made up of 75% avocado oil and the serving size for mayonnaise is determined (by the FDA) to be 1 tablespoon. Our mayo has the highest egg percentage of any mayo on the market that we're aware of; however, it still only makes up a small portion of the formulation, especially when you break it down into 1-tablespoon servings (it comes out to less than 1 gram of protein per tablespoon). Hope that clarifies things!
Primal Kitchen Mayo contains such minuscule amounts of carbs, sugars and protein that legally we cannot claim it on the packaging. However, if you do your own research on the nutritional information on eggs (for instance, in 1 raw egg (50 g) there are .4g of carbs and .4g of sugar depending on where you look) you can come to some sort of calculation to figure out how many grams of each macronutrient there are in the entire jar. Our mayo contains 13% whole egg and 7% egg yolk.
Q: What is the vital fat composition of avocado oil?
A: Avocado oil has a tremendous fat composition, phytosterols and polyhydroxelated fatty alcohols, all of which are anti-inflammatory in nature. It’s also notably high in vitamin E and monounsaturated omega-9 fatty acids. In a recent study, both high and low doses of avocado oil enhanced alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and lutein absorption from a salad by as much as 15 times compared to a salad without avocado oil. Omega-6 to omega-3 ratio: 13.1:1 Omega-3 fatty acids: 1% Omega-6 fatty acids: 12.5% Omega-9 fatty acids: 67.9% Saturated fatty acids: 11.6%
Q: I see your mayo is Kosher. Who is it certified by?
A: Yes, our Mayos are Orthodox Union Certified. These products are manufactured under the supervision of the Kashruth Division of the Orthodox Union and are kosher when bearing the symbol OU located on the label.
Q: How long does Primal Kitchen Mayo last in my cabinet before I open a jar?
A: Primal Kitchen Mayo is good for 9 months, unopened. (We dare you to attempt to keep a jar that long.) After you open your jar of mayo, please refrigerate and consume within 60 days of opening.
Q: Is your vinegar derived from corn?
A: Heck no! We use vinegar derived from non-GMO beets.
Q: Do you use yeast in the making of your vinegar?
A: Yes, we do include yeast as an ingredient in the fermentation process, but there is no yeast remaining in the final vinegar.
Q: Will the mayo freeze in transit?
A: If you live in a cold climate, your product may arrive frozen. Mayo will freeze in transit if temps drop below freezing and the product will separate. Real food ingredients separate! If you live in a cold weather climate please Do Not purchase mayo until the temperature warms up. Even if it is warm where you are, please take into consideration the temperatures the Mayo may have to travel through to get to your region. While it's certainly not the intended Primal Kitchen mayo experience, if the mayo separates, it's perfectly safe to consume. We could have chosen fillers and artificial preservatives to avoid this issue, but we don't think it's worth the sacrifice.