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Mar 14, 2013 06:58 PM


This is a long shot but has anyone ever seen cassareep with a hechsher? I am interested in making guyanese pepper pot and am told it isn't without cassareep.

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    1. re: CloggieGirl

      It's basically cassava root molasses. It has added sugar and spices so I guess it needs a hechcsher. I doubt there's much of a rabbinate in Guyana though.

      1. re: DeisCane

        I agree. I have seen recipes for it, but that's too much trouble.

    2. A quick search on kalustyans website suggests that there are 2 brands of cassareep (brown betty and blue mountain) that are made in Jamaica. I don't know if they are kosher, but perhaps you could call the store and ask? They tend to have a lot of kosher products, some with less reliable hectchers though.