It is customary not to eat rice, maize (sweet corn) and leguminous (pulse) vegetables such as all beans and peas (including string beans) because of their similarity to the five grains (wheat, barley, oats, rye and spelt) which are actual chametz. These are called “KITNIYOT” (This custom is not widely practised amongst Sephardim - ask your rabbi for guidance. See Kitniyot section).
Fresh raw vegetables must be thoroughly checked for insects.
Fresh Raw Cut Vegetables
A batch of cut, peeled and processed fresh vegetables and fruit will be prepared under the strict supervision of The Kashrut Authority. Please contact Mr Paul Lahood of Uncle Tony's Fruit Barns on 0419 280 747 to place your order for the "Passover Production".
The Fruit Man
www.thefruitman.com.au | Ph: 0403 258 921
Vegetable Platters, Gift Baskets
Rabbi Amar the chief Rabbi of Israel permits Quinoa. It should be checked three times for foreign grains. He considers that m’ikar hadin it is not Kitniyot - but something called “Chalita” should be done - ie the quinoa should be dropped into already boiling water and cooked in that manner. “Chalita” is a method that was once used to prevent grain or flour from becoming chametz and helps to obviate the issues surrounding kitniyot. While some authorities do not permit quinoa, never-the-less The KA is of the view that the view of the Chief Rabbi may be relied upon.