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Feb 20, 2011 02:58 PM

Quinoa flour for Pesach?

Is there any quinoa flour certified for Pesach?

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  1. Shhhhh!!! If someone makes quinoa flour this Pesach, by next Pesach quinoa will be considered kitniot and the Pesach after that chometz gamur.


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      1. re: AdinaA

        You would have to probably grind your own flour. It seems to be difficult to find flours of substances that can be kosher for Passover like amaranth flour and coconut flour.

      2. re: SoCal Mother

        You should be careful what you say. There is presently some discussion regarding the use of quinoa on Passover or at least an accepted source of Passover approved quinoa. Here we go again!

        1. re: ferret

          I have been making my own for years, since Rav Heinemann said it was OK to use on Pesach.

          It makes very good banana bread or banana muffins.

          It is especially useful eruv chag.

          What i truly do not understand is why someone doesn't mill it commercially for Pesach.

          1. re: AdinaA

            There is not enough of a market for it. Even though the Star K and the CRC permit it, not everyone accepts it as being non Kitnyot. It would be great if it was more universally accepted.

            Coconut Flour is also another non chometz , non gobrokts, and non kitnyot alternative to chometz flour. However, it is not available kosher for Passover.

            1. re: moonlightgraham

              This really should be another thread, but cocoanut flour is new to me. How does it behave? Isn't the taste overpowering?

              1. re: vallevin

                I grind my own using a kitchen aid grain mill. It's very easy to do. Also, you can make your own almond flour very easily too. I make almond flour, almond milk and almond butter each year as well.

        2. Pereg makes a quinoa flour that is kosher parve for passover and year round. Certified by the ou.

          I purchased it at a Wegmans in Manalapan, NJ.

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            1. I am surprised that there are not more grain free flours for Passover, such as coconut flour considering all of the paleo diet followers out there.

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              1. re: moonlightgraham

                There is a coconut flour out there. I saw it, just don't remember where. Pomegranate maybe? I really didn't pay attention to it as I didn't know what to do with it.

                1. re: mommysmazal

                  Coconut flour is available in many stores. However, it is not available as far as I know, kosher for Passover. From my understanding, different types of flours are often processed/packed in the same facility. Therefore, it needs KFP certification.

                  1. re: moonlightgraham

                    I stand corrected. There is kosher for Passover coconut flour. I received the following email from the Star K regarding Coconut Secret brand (Leslie Organics):

                    Coconut Secret brand (Leslie Organics) aminos, sap, sugar and coconut flour with plain Star-K, no P symbol required. Not coconut oil.