Here are 11 Mayonnaise facts.

1-5 Mayonnaise Facts

1. 1250 gallons of mayonnaise went bad at Michigan State University last year, the school’s Sustainability Officer used an anaerobic digester to turn it into energy and power part of the campus. – Source

2. 60% of the fat and 31% of the calories in Burger King’s Chicken Sandwich come from the mayonnaise alone. – Source

3. Miracle Whip is a salad dressing because the U.S. FDA requires that anything labeled as “mayonnaise” must contain a minimum of 65 percent vegetable oil by weight. – Source

4. The U.S. now consumes around $2 billion worth of mayonnaise each year. – Source

5. Mayonnaise when first invented, it was called “Mahonnaise.” According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the sauce got its present name of mayonnaise purely by accident through a printing error in an early 1841 cookbook. – Source

6-10 Mayonnaise Facts

6. Both Best Foods mayonnaise and Hellmann’s mayonnaise are owned by the same company but usually sold separately in the nation. West of the Rocky Mountains Best Foods is sold and east of the mountains Hellmann’s is sold. They are two completely different recipes. – Source

7. IBM discovered mayonnaise can be used as a thermal paste substitute. – Source

8. Mayonnaise can remove tree sap. – Source

9. Commercially prepared mayonnaise is so acidic it has antiseptic properties and kills foodborne pathogens it encounters. – Source

10. The spicy sauce you eat on sushi is just mayonnaise mixed with sriracha. – Source

11. A restaurant held a mayonnaise eating contest for a trip to Mexico. – Source

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Last Update: February 27, 2018