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Mar 28, 2010 05:28 PM

Okra for Passover

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

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  1. 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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      1. re: magiesmom

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

    1. 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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      1. re: zsero

        Thanks to all

        Have a Chag Kosher v'Samech