A Vegan Mayonnaise Exists & Its Made With Leftovers From Hummus Factories!

Recycled hummus?

A Vegan Mayonnaise Exists & Its Made With Leftovers From Hummus Factories! @rubiesintherubble Instagram

These days, literally everything has a vegan option, so if you do decide to stop eating anything that has come in contact with an animal, at least you know you'll be well fed.

Hummus is a favourite versatile food amongst vegans who use it as a dip, a spread and anything else you can possibly think of.

Now, leftover water from hummus factories is being used to create a vegan mayonnaise for Rubies In The Rubble!

Aquafaba is the water drained from tins of chickpeas and other legumes.

The word itself actually means "bean water" in Latin and this water is currently being used to create mayonnaise because of its mix of starches, proteins and other soluble plant solids.

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Rubies co-founder Jenny Costa told Metro that the idea for this mayonnaise after seeing a food blogger use aquafaba in the kitchen.

"We were inspired to get back into the kitchen after we saw a vegan foodie blogger was making gorgeous looking meringue with aquafaba, saying it performed just like egg whites.

"We were intrigued and so we started playing with how it could work in a condiment.

"Mayo is such a widely used staple, so it seemed like a brilliant opportunity to create something gourmet for vegans and non-vegans who will also appreciate the sustainable approach.

"Currently, we source our aquafaba from hummus manufacturers.

"Every year hummus manufacturers empty gallons of water from cooking chickpeas down the sink when making hummus or any bean dip.

"At RITR we want to ensure we treasure our resources and make the most of everything we have so thought we would put this nutritious, golden liquid to great use in our new range."

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So not only are you sticking to your vegan diet without chowing down on chickpeas and avocado dips every day, you're also reducing food waste!

Rubies currently make two flavours of vegan mayo, a traditional flavour and a chipotle flavour.

The traditional mayo uses aquafaba with grapeseed oil, a pinch of salt, a squeeze of lemon juice and a hint of Dijon mustard.

The chipotle mayo is made in the same way with added chipotle chilli powder.

The mayo is available to purchase from the Rubies In The Rubble website.

 

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