View Full Version : mayo measures..

Joe Black
11-28-2001, 03:12 PM
just sorting out my new diet and I have on the back of the hellmans mayo tub per 100 g's and per 15 g's..

Whats a teaspoon or a table spoon in g;s of mayo?

11-28-2001, 03:24 PM
teaspoon == 5 grams

Joe Black
11-28-2001, 03:27 PM
I was under the impression that a teaspoon was 15 grams with mayo??

11-28-2001, 03:28 PM
maybe i'm wrong, on my creatine bottle it says one teaspoon == 5 grams/1 serving of creatine.

Joe Black
11-28-2001, 03:33 PM
yup.. thats right..

But creatine might be a less dense food than mayo, especially with creatine being a powder right?

Am I being really thick or does that make sense?

Joe Black
11-28-2001, 04:00 PM

cool :)

Joe Black
11-28-2001, 04:31 PM
my tub says per 15 grams = 4.5 grams of fat... so I am thinking 2 table spoons = 9 grams of fat.. what ya think?

If thats right I was doing it wrong before :(

Joe Black
11-28-2001, 04:41 PM
DAMN I am one stupid mofo.

I am thining how the hell can 15 g's be 4.5 grams of fat????

Then I looked on the tub and the one my mum has is light!!!! d'oh..

The real stuff that I buy is 80 g's fat per 100

So i tablespoon at 15 g's is 12 grams.. thats cool

11-28-2001, 04:44 PM
*lol* glad you figured it out Hulk :p

11-28-2001, 05:29 PM
well dannoe....i've got the american label on my penny jar here for hellman's and it says:

1tbsp (14g)
100 cals, 11g fat 1.5g sat fat.

11-28-2001, 05:49 PM
isn't 5 grams, 5 grams no matter what the substance?

the doc
11-28-2001, 06:09 PM
yea but a fluffy powder will take more volume than oil

11-28-2001, 08:05 PM
Yup :nod:

Also some substances are a high % of water so 5 grams may only have 2 grams of nutrients.

11-28-2001, 11:40 PM
I think grams can differ. My creatine says 1 tsp = 5g and my protein powder scoop says it's 28g. But 6 tsp fill up about half of my protein scoop...?

the doc
11-29-2001, 06:03 AM
actually a gram is a gram no matter what

the problem is that you are trying to equate x grams = x volume
say 5 g = 1 tsp
this is not always the case
whey is fluffy and will take more volume than creatine
take some non micronized creatine and it will not be the same.

11-29-2001, 08:28 AM
Btw,avoid the mayo and eat something healthier...

11-29-2001, 08:42 AM
mayo isn't unhealthy unless you eat tons of it. ;)

11-29-2001, 08:44 AM
Hm.. maybe,but most people go overboard with mayo and consume big amounts of it=big amounts of omega 6's=crap. :)

11-29-2001, 09:29 AM
I've seen mayo on the market now that is omega 3 enriched. It was in the Natural Foods section of the grocery store.

11-29-2001, 11:11 AM
Originally posted by Wizard
Hm.. maybe,but most people go overboard with mayo and consume big amounts of it=big amounts of omega 6's=crap. :)

I thought omega-6 helped stimulate your precious GH release? :)

11-29-2001, 11:16 AM
I never admited it.

GH is normally stimulated by exercise,sleep and hypoglycaemia and suppressed by hyperglycaemia.


11-29-2001, 02:30 PM
15 grams will give a thin coverage of mayo over the bread.
10 grams with start to leave gaps in the spread. thats a guide for mayo levels.

I eat some kind of mayo every day now. though have various mayos from 3% fat up to 80% fat and different falvours as well.

11-30-2001, 01:20 PM
Wait, Mayo is high in 6's. **** me, I'm doin keto and eating a lot of mayo. I was trying to keep my 6's low and my 3's high. What about olive oil?

11-30-2001, 01:22 PM
depends on what the mayo is made with.....if you are using a canola mayo, it's actually high in 3s.

don't sweat it so much as your fat to protein ratio though.....