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Okra for Passover

RichardGee Mar 28, 2010 05:28 PM

Does someone know if (fresh) Okra is considered a vegetable or a legume ?

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    GilaB RE: RichardGee Mar 28, 2010 05:37 PM

    Botanically, it's not a legume, but neither is corn or rice. ('Vegetable' isn't really a botanical category.) I do not believe that it's considered kitniyot.

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      magiesmom RE: GilaB Mar 28, 2010 05:56 PM

      It doesn't puff up!

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        vallevin RE: magiesmom Mar 28, 2010 06:27 PM

        I'd say go for it, I've never heard it included in the problem list (& I just re-read that section in Blumenkranz)

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      zsero RE: RichardGee Mar 28, 2010 09:06 PM

      It's a vegetable. The flesh is the food part, and the seeds are just swallowed because it's easier than removing them. So it's not kitniyot.

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        RichardGee RE: zsero Mar 29, 2010 06:04 AM

        Thanks to all

        Have a Chag Kosher v'Samech

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