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1. Are peanuts kitniyos? How about anise?

2. Is quinoa considered kitniyos?  

3. Can alfalfa sprouts be used for Pesach?  

4. Can soy cheese be used by Sefardim who eat kitniyos?  

5. Do I have to peel my fruits and vegetables on Pesach because of the wax coating?



1. Are peanuts kitniyos? How about anise?

Please click here for a list of kitniyos foods.

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2. Is quinoa considered kitniyos?

No. Therefore, even Ashkenazik Jews may eat quinoa on Passover. Click here for a full explanation.

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3. Can alfalfa sprouts be used for Pesach?

Fresh alfalfa sprouts (but not bean sprouts) don't need certification and can be eaten without checking for bugs.

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4. Can soy cheese be used by Sefardim who eat kitniyos?

Soy is kitniyos. However, soy cheese has additives which may be chometz and/or the cheese may be processed on chometz equipment. Therefore, soy cheese needs reliable Passover certification.

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5. Do I have to peel my fruits and vegetables on Pesach because of the wax coating?

No, waxed fruit and vegetables do not need to be peeled before eating. Any problematic ingredients would be batel in the wax.

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