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Old Mon, May-30-11, 21:47
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Hello fellow Canadian low-carbers,
Anyone know of a brand of mayonnaise that is SUGAR FREE?
I just looked at 7 different brands at the store that all had either sugar or honey in them.
Help.
I live in the Lower Mainland (New Westminster) BC.
thanks!
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Old Mon, May-30-11, 22:06
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I have never had issues using Hellmanns or PC brand.. I don't buy light, just the full fat/regular one.
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Old Tue, May-31-11, 11:47
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^^ What Candice said.

My jar of Hellman's does indeed list sugar in the ingredients. However, sugar comes *after* salt, which means there's less of it.

According to the nutrient panel, there's 110 mg sodium per 15 ml serving. 110 mg = 0.11 gram .. so there wouldn't be more sugar than that, roughly 1/10'th of a gram per serving. Unless you're eating mayo by the cupful, the amount of added sugar is insignificant.

hth


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Old Wed, Jun-01-11, 09:00
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Thanks, Doreen. But I thought it was super important to eliminate ALL sugar in induction, to kickstart the body in fat-burning? That's why I didn't buy any.
I did find some SF in the States, but I can't always drive across
the border for groceries.
I've been on induction since May 15th and have not one ounce or a half inch or anything. So I'm trying to be REALLY strict and see if that changes anything. The little ketone sticks say I'm in ketosis (slight to moderate on different days), but so far - nothing. I just want a little reward of some fat loss. Seriously? Is that too much to ask?
(Please ignore whining. LOL)
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Old Wed, Jun-01-11, 10:19
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hi Lisa,

You're right .. it's important to eliminate added sugar as much as possible. The trouble is .. sugar in one form or another is in almost everything, even foods we'd consider to be low carb and sugar free!!

Commercially made mayonnaise is just one example. Do you use heavy cream?? Chances are, unless you're buying certified organic, additive-free cream ( mega $$$) it's got dextrose added to it. Like mayonnaise, it's just a trace amount .. but still . I checked into this a few years back, apparently it's added in amounts of "less than 1/10'th of 1%" to adjust the pH for improved shelf-life. Not really a significant source of added sugar if you're only consuming small amounts, but could be a problem if you're swigging it down by the cupful.

Do you use powdered artificial sweetener, such as Splenda or SugarTwin?? Check the label, they've got dextrose and maltodextrin as the filler. This is true for both the little individual packets and the bulk "measures just like sugar" types. In fact, it's the filler that contributes *all* of the carbs and calories in those sweeteners. This is the main reason why Dr. Atkins recommended limiting sweetener packets to 3 per day while on Induction .

Most commercial brands of bacon have added sugar. Hint: I've found that sodium-reduced versions tend to have no added sugar, or much less than in the regular high-salt type. Of course, less salt and sugar as preservatives means low-salt bacon has a shorter shelf-life .. once the package is opened, you need to use it up -- or freeze -- within a few days.

Anyway .. this isn't meant to turn you off these things, if you're currently enjoying them. Personally, I don't worry about low carb foods that contain trace amounts of added sugar, keeping in mind the serving size and don't go overboard.


hth


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Old Wed, Jun-01-11, 19:38
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If you are in the south or close to it Duke's mayo has No sugar and is a close to homemade as it comes!!
http://www.dukesmayo.com/
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Old Mon, Jun-06-11, 10:37
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I could not find a mayonnaise that did not have some amount of sugr in it (I am near Toronto) so I opted to make my own mayo. Several recipes can be found online.
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Old Mon, Jun-06-11, 10:50
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seems like most store brands have "trace" amounts of sugar, but what is considered "insignificant" It got me curious and i had to Google several brands. I've heard that homemade isn't too difficult, but I haven't attempt it.
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Old Mon, Jun-06-11, 13:07
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Keep in mind that mayo is made from eggs and eggs have sugar in them naturally.
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Old Mon, Jun-06-11, 13:17
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I have found one brand that had no added sugar, Duke's, sold in Tennessee.

http://www.dukesmayo.com/
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Old Mon, Jun-06-11, 13:25
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I have found one brand that had no added sugar, Duke's, sold in Tennessee.

http://www.dukesmayo.com/



I told em the same thing...I get it here in VA
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Old Mon, Jun-06-11, 14:30
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Just wanted to point out that this is the "Canada" section .

Duke's mayo is a regional product, apparently only available in the eastern US. Lucky folks!!




Doreen
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Old Sun, Nov-27-11, 12:11
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Originally Posted by ldahling
Hello fellow Canadian low-carbers,
Anyone know of a brand of mayonnaise that is SUGAR FREE?
I just looked at 7 different brands at the store that all had either sugar or honey in them.
Help.
I live in the Lower Mainland (New Westminster) BC.
thanks!


What was the name of the mayo that was made with honey instead of sugar?
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Old Sun, Nov-27-11, 14:32
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What was the name of the mayo that was made with honey instead of sugar?

Spectrum Organics ... http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=57 .. Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore carry it in their health foods section.

hth,


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Old Sun, Nov-27-11, 15:44
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Originally Posted by doreen T
Spectrum Organics ... http://www.spectrumorganics.com/?id=57 .. Loblaws and Real Canadian Superstore carry it in their health foods section.

hth,


Doreen


Thanks very much!
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