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Why is Vegenaise® Better than Mayo®?

Vegenaise® is an egg-free spread that is a healthier, tastier option to regular mayo.  Made with exclusively Non-GMO ingredients and using only heart-healthy, expeller-pressed oils, Vegenaise® delivers the smooth creamy texture of mayo without any of the cholesterol, trans fats or preservatives.  Vegenaise® is naturally gluten- and dairy-free, is certified Kosher Parve, and is made with the highest quality ingredients that are verified by the Non-GMO Project.  There are 5 different varieties of Vegenaise®Original (blue lid), Reduced Fat (yellow lid), Grapeseed Oil (purple lid), Soy-Free (light sage lid), and Organic (green lid).  You can learn more about the different varieties and find out which Vegenaise® is right for you by checking our Comparison Charts.

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Does Vegenaise® have to be kept in the refrigerator all the time?

Vegenaise® is fresh and contains no preservatives, so it should be refrigerated at all times, including before opening. In contrast to mayonnaises which typically use preservatives, Vegenaise® is kept constantly refrigerated to keep it as fresh as the day it was made. Some mayonnaise products can remain unrefrigerated for long periods without refrigeration, but we believe that this shelf stability has been achieved at the expense of freshness and the best possible taste.

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Is there vinegar in the mustard used in Vegenaise® ?

The mustard used in Vegenaise® is mustard flour (ground mustard seed), not prepared mustard, which usually does contain distilled vinegar. The vinegar used in Vegenaise® is apple cider vinegar.

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Is Vegenaise® vegan?

Yes, Vegenaise® (often referred to as Veganaise®) is the perfect spread for vegans because it contains no ingredients of animal origin.

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Is Grapeseed Oil actually good for people who need to watch their cholesterol?

Grapeseed oil has been shown to correct blood cholesterol levels in certain individuals, thereby reducing their risk of cardiac events. In a large survey published in 1993 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, Dr. Nash showed in a sample group of 56 men and women using up to 1.5 ounces (43 g) per day, an amount that one can cook with, grape seed oil had the ability to raise HDL levels by 13% and reduce LDL levels by 7% in just three weeks. The total cholesterol/HDL ratio was reduced 15.6% and the total LDL/HDL ratio was reduced by 15.3%, which could be significant for those at risk of heart attack.
“Grapeseed oil is one of the few natural foods know to raise HDL. HDL appears to reduce LDL by loosening it from the arterial walls so it can be carried to the liver for elimination. Grapeseed oil is also an excellent natural source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids necessary for normal cell metabolism and maintenance.”
David T. Nash, Stephen D. Nash, and William D. Grant, "Grapeseed Oil, A Natural Agent Which Raises Serum HDL Levels," Journal of the American College of Cardiology 925-116 (March 1993).

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Is Vegenaise® low in sodium?

Yes, Vegenaise® is low in sodium. It contains about 85 milligrams per serving.

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What about total fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol?

Vegenaise® is comparable in total fat to ordinary mayonnaise. It has approximately nine grams of fat in a serving and Reduced Fat Vegenaise® has even less with five grams of fat. Because Vegenaise® is egg and dairy free, it is very low in saturated fat, and has absolutely no cholesterol. Furthermore, Vegenaise® contains no hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated fat and no transfats.

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What is the difference between the various types of Vegenaise®?

Vegenaise® comes in five types, Original (Blue Lid), Grapeseed Oil (Purple Lid), Organic (Green Lid), Reduced Fat (Yellow Lid) and Soy-Free (Light Green Lid). All varieties of Vegenaise® have very similar nutritional compositions except for Reduced Fat Vegenaise®, which contains approximately half the fat and calories of other Vegenaise® products.
Original Vegenaise® is made with select non-GMO expeller-pressed Canola Oil. The canola oil we use is verified from non-GMO seeds and is extracted without the use of solvents. Canola oil has a neutral taste, and is lowest in saturated fat of all edible vegetable oils.
Grapeseed Vegenaise® is made with grapeseed oil, a premium oil with a more distinctive taste which is also known for its uniquely healthful properties.
Organic Vegenaise® is made with Organic, Expeller-Pressed Soybean Oil.

Reduced Fat Vegenaise® is made with expeller-pressed Safflower Oil, Olive Oil, and Flaxseed Oils and contains less than half the fat and calories of traditional mayonnaise.
Soy-Free Vegenaise® is entirely allergen-free and made with a pea protein in place of soy as well as a High-Oleic Expeller-Pressed Safflower Oil.

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Does Vegenaise® contain any common allergens?

All types of Vegenaise® are free of eggs, milk products, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, gluten, corn, yeast, and starch. Soy-Free Vegenaise is also completely free of soy. In other types of Vegenaise, soy protein is used in very small amounts as an emulsifier and comprises less than 2% of the total product. Because tolerance to allergens varies considerably, to be safe, people with sensitivity to soy should consult their physician regarding the advisability of trying Vegenaise.

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Is there any gluten in Vegenaise®?

All types of Vegenaise® are completely gluten free. The enzyme used to produce the brown rice syrup is gluten free and the mustard is ground mustard seeds, not prepared mustard.

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