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Quinoa flour for Pesach?

AdinaA Feb 20, 2011 02:58 PM

Is there any quinoa flour certified for Pesach?

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    SoCal Mother Feb 20, 2011 09:31 PM

    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: SoCal Mother
      AdinaA Feb 21, 2011 03:45 AM


      1. re: AdinaA
        moonlightgraham Feb 21, 2011 07:47 AM

        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
        chicago maven Feb 21, 2011 08:56 AM

        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!

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        ferret Feb 21, 2011 07:51 AM


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        1. re: ferret
          AdinaA Feb 21, 2011 09:02 AM

          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
            moonlightgraham Feb 21, 2011 10:06 AM

            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
              vallevin Feb 21, 2011 12:17 PM

              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
                789 Apr 11, 2012 05:45 PM

                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.

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