How can my mayonnaise list "liquid whole egg" as its third highest ingredient (after only oil and water) and yet not have any protein?


Have they found a way to remove all the protein from eggs, is it a mistake in the nutrition labelling, or something else?

Update 2:

They also list "egg yolk" separately as the next ingredient on the list so your comments about egg yolks don't really add up either.

So I'm still curious why liquid WHOLE egg doesn't have any protein.

3 Answers

  • Sandy
    Lv 7
    4 years ago
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    Mayonnaise is made primarily with egg yolk, and most of the protein in eggs is from the egg white.

    There will be a very small amount of protein in your mayonnaise, but it's such an insignificant amount that it's not required to be listed on the label.

  • 4 years ago

    The yolk is mostly fat, and they use them over whole eggs, there is also a smaller amount of protein because it is an emulsified dressing.

  • 4 years ago

    Because there is so little egg in it that they consider the amount of protein too small to measure.

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