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JackieR 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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    PotatoPuff Mar 15, 2013 10:45 AM

    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.

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      CloggieGirl Mar 15, 2013 03:58 AM

      What is it?

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        DeisCane Mar 15, 2013 05:45 AM

        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.

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          JackieR Mar 15, 2013 06:01 AM

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

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