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So, is homemade mayo safe during pregnancy? And is it safe for a 5 yo? I know it's better than store-bought, and I don't want to eat the oils in the store-bought (even the better ones), but I also want to be safe.

BTW, we can't get eggs from anyone super local, but we do get them from a farm here in the state, and so far as I know they're from well-raised chickens. The shells are strong and the yolks bright orange. They're sold at our co-op. We hope to raise our own chickens one day, but that will have to wait until the house is done.

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Did I post this in the wrong place??

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Are you worried about egg allergies or salmonella? I can't answer to the allergy part, but you could just wash the eggshell if you are worried about salmonella.

I ate it during my last pregnancy and I give homemade mayo to my (almost) 5 year old, my 3.5 year old and my 15 month old.

I do use farm fresh eggs from the co-op. If an egg is bad, you will know it the minute you crack the shell.
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From what I've read pastured eggs (sounds like that's what yours are) and organic eggs are fine to eat raw.
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On the same note how long can you keep homemade mayo in the fridge before it goes bad? I've only made it once and used it right away.
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I think NT may have a section on this...let me check....ok, according to NT

If you add whey it will keep for "several months. If you don't add whey it will keep for "about 2 weeks."
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Thanks everyone! I was worried about the salmonella, not allergies. We eat eggs all the time. It's simple enough to wash the shells before cracking. Oh, and thanks for the answer about how long it will keep. Too bad I can't use whey so that it will keep longer (no dairy here). Do you think whey from coconut milk yogurt would work??

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Oh, and how much whey would I need to add? And when in the process. I've never heard of adding whey to mayo.

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Oh, and how much whey would I need to add? And when in the process. I've never heard of adding whey to mayo.

Thanks again,
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I think that lemon juice serves the same function as whey, so you could use that instead.

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I think that lemon juice serves the same function as whey, so you could use that instead.
Oh, thank you! And that would be a really nice flavor, too.

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