For 20 years now, owner Mark Sisson has enjoyed a daily 20-ingredient salad made up of turkey, salmon or tuna, sometimes some nuts like almonds or walnuts, along with tons of veggies like bell peppers, broccoli, cucumbers and artichokes. Although he loves his trusty balsamic vinegar and olive oil topping, he's also searched far and wide for healthy and tasty salad dressing alternatives. Unfortunately, they’ve run into one of two scenarios. Either the dressings are laden with industrial seed and vegetable oils like canola, sunflower, corn and soy oils – the primary instigators in all manner of chronic disease – or they boast out-of-this-world health and ingredient claims but tasteless, bland “flavor.” They noticed the same dearth exists in condiments like ketchup, mayo and BBQ sauce. Sure, tasty enough options exist, but they all compromise your health and longevity!
So they set to work cooking up Primal-inspired salad dressings and condiments full of healthful, natural fats, superfoods, antioxidant-rich, high-ORAC-scoring herbs and spices, with no offensive, synthetic vegetable and seed oils and no artificial colors, flavors or fillers! The first product they set out to reinvent was mayonnaise – the holy grail of healthy fats. The complete lack of acceptable mayonnaise in-store today is appalling. Most options contain canola oil, soybean oil, sugar, HFCS, the list goes on. For Primal Kitchen Mayo, they chose to use one of their favorite superfoods – avocado oil – instead of canola or soybean oil. Combine that with organic, cage-free eggs, organic vinegar and salt and they’ve got one awesome tasting mayonnaise! Healthy mayo, who knew?
THAT is the power of food: it can either lead you down a path of disease, pain and despair, or it can lift you up to new heights of wellness and vitality. That’s why Primal Kitchen set out to create the world’s best-tasting, health-enhancing, real-food pantry staples. Nothing processed or artificial, no added sugars, partially hydrogenated or trans fats, soybean or canola oils. No more artificial flavors, colors, dyes, waxes or chemical preservatives. Just. Real. Food.