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Feb 22, 2010 01:48 PM

Pesach Quinoa at Shoprite in Paramus

Shoprite has definitely stepped up their Pesach game, now including a special Kitnyos shelf ('s part of a wider shelf closer to the plastic goods/foil/bags aisle.

I saw quinoa under some Israeli haschgacha.

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  1. how does pesach quinoa differ from regular quinoa?

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    1. re: cheesecake17

      Quinoa is quinoa, but some may be packaged at locations where other grains are processed and, therefore, cannot be absolutely assured of being chametz-free (just like every other thing in the kosher world, if no one is there to observe then there isn't 100% certainty). The quinoa that's approved for pesach use has also been certified as having been packaged under proper conditions (in past years there have not been any special markings, only an acknowledgment (on the OU orCRC websites) that the facility has been checked).

        1. re: ferret

          Not sure about this year, but In past years, the "Ancient Harvest" brand of Quinoa did not need a special Kosher for Pesach designation.
          Just to clarify something from the original post, quinoa is not considered kitniyot.