Nutrition for Mayonnaise

Calories, Protein, Vitamins and More

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Mayonnaise Nutrition Summary

One cup of mayonnaise (220.8 grams or 0.5 lb) contains 1501 calories and 2.1 grams of protein. Mayonnaise consist of 22% water, 1% protein, 75% fat, and less than 1% of carbohydrates.

Mayonnaise is an excellent source of a few nutrients, including Vitamin K and Vitamin E. It also contains significant amounts of choline.

In one cup of mayonnaise:

  • Calories: 1501
  • Protein: 2.1 g
  • Sugar: 1.3 g
  • Fat: 165.3 g, (Saturated: 25.8 g)
  • Cholesterol: 92.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1402.1 mg
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber in mayonnaise.

See the Mayonnaise Nutrition Chart for complete recommended daily values.
The specific nutritional values from USDA is for: Salad dressing, mayonnaise, regular.

Calories in Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise has 1501 calories per cup or 680 calories for every 100 grams. Most of its calories are from fat.

99% of calories in mayonnaise are from fat.

Calories from Carbs

Mayonnaise does not contain a significant amount of calories from carbohydrates (less than 1%). The carbs in mayonnaise are mostly in the form of sugar (100%).

  • Sugar: 1.3 g
There is no significant amounts of dietary fiber or starch in mayonnaise.

Calories from Fat

The majority, or 99% of the calories in Mayonnaise are from fat. Mayonnaise is high in total fat, with 165.3 grams or 258% of recommended daily values per cup. Most of the fat in mayonnaise are healthier unsaturated fats but it also contains a high amount of saturated fat, about 140% of recommended daily values.

Mayonnaise contains 0.412896 grams of trans fat and92.7 mg of cholesterol.

  • Total fat: 165.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 92.7 mg
  • Trans fat: 0.4 g
  • Saturated fat: 25.8 g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 37.2 g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 98.7 g

Omega-3 and Omega-6 in Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise is a great source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, containing a total of 12.05 grams for every cup. It contains significant amounts of alpha linoleic acid. [2]

  • alpha linoleic acid: 12.05 g
Also a good source of omega-6 fatty acids, every cup of mayonnaise contains a total of 87.2 grams of omega-6. In addition, a large portion of the omega-6 in mayonnaise comes from linolenic acid - the only essential omega-6 fatty acid. [2]

  • other omega 6: 0.28 g
  • linoleic acid: 86.43 g
The omega-6 to omega-3 ratio in mayonnaise is 7.2: 1.

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Protein in Mayonnaise

One cup of Mayonnaise has 2.1 grams of protein or about 4% of daily recommended intake. Although mayonnaise is relatively low in protein, it does contain all 9 essential amino acids at small amounts.

  • Protein: 2.12 g
  • Tryptophan: 0.04 g
  • Threonine: 0.12 g
  • Isoleucine: 0.14 g
  • Leucine: 0.21 g
  • Lysine: 0.16 g
  • Methionine: 0.08 g
  • Phenylalanine: 0.13 g
  • Valine: 0.16 g
  • Histidine: 0.06 g

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Vitamins and Minerals in Mayonnaise

An good source of nutrients, mayonnaise contains abundant amounts of Vitamin K and Vitamin E. In fact, a single cup of mayonnaise contains 400% of recommended daily values or 359.9 ug of Vitamin K.

Vitamins in mayonnaise (1 cup):
  • Vitamin a: 35.3 ug
  • Vitamin e: 7.2 mg
  • Folate: 11 ug
  • Vitamin b12: 0.3 ug
  • Vitamin k: 359.9 ug
Minerals in mayonnaise (1 cup):
  • Calcium: 17.7 mg
  • Potassium: 44.2 mg
  • Iron: 0.5 mg
  • Magnesium: 2.2 mg
  • Zinc: 0.3 mg
  • Selenium: 5.1 ug
  • Phosphorus: 46.4 mg
  • Choline: 75.5 mg
There is no significant amounts of copper, manganese, thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin b6 or vitamin c in mayonnaise.

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Flavonoids and Carotenoids in Mayonnaise [3]

Mayonnaise contains a couple of healthy phytonutrients and antioxidants, specifically carotenoid lutein + zeaxanthin. In one cup of mayonnaise:

  • lutein + zeaxanthin: 27 ug

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Nutrition calculations are from Harvard Medical's nutrient guidelines [1] and USDA's food central database (2019) [2].
We calculated values from 2000 kCal daily recommended diet.

Mayonnaise in Cooking

Mayonnaise is in the top 10% of most popular ingredients for recipes. Most recipes call for one or two cups of mayonnaise.

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