NCBI ROFL: Polish mayonnaise exhibits non-Newtonian flow.

By ncbi rofl | April 13, 2011 7:00 pm

Sensory and rheological properties of Polish commercial mayonnaise.

“Sensory and rheological analyses were performed to compare seven commercial mayonnaises having various fat contents and containing, or not, thickening and stabilizing agents. It was found that mayonnaise samples differed in their sensory and rheological properties. The samples with a higher fat content scored higher in sensory analysis than the low-fat ones. The mayonnaises studied showed non-Newtonian, pseudoplastic flow with yield stress and thixotropy. All mayonnaises, although to a different degree, exhibited a decrease in the apparent viscosity at constant shear. The mayonnaise samples which contained thickeners and stabilizers had a greater rheological stability.”

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  • http://www.ITtuition.com ITtuition.com

    Rotfl! Awsome paper!

  • Kathleen

    I’ve tried to find out all the ingredients in Kraft miracle whip, but they won’t disclose them at Kraft, claiming proprietary license. I want to know for allergy reason…they said if I guessed they legally had to admit the item was in the product. I’m shocked, can anyone tell me every ingredient that’s in Kraft miracle whip please?

  • Chris

    @ Kathleen
    I feel I’m better off not knowing what I’ve been putting into my body all these years.

  • Connie Dobbs

    According to my sources, this is the full and accurate list of ingredients for Miracle Whip

    Egg yolk
    Vinegar
    Cobra venom
    Horseradish
    Kitten Tears
    Cigarette Butts
    Sugar (evil sugar)
    Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane
    Mustard seeds
    WD-40
    Cremains of Isaac Hayes

    NOTE: The inclusion of Isaac Hayes’ ashes is what gives Miracle Whip its edge over your garden variety mayonnaise.

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