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Green Lentils

Maven123 Oct 16, 2013 06:56 AM

Anyone know where I can purchase a kosher certified box of imported green lentils?

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    ferret Oct 21, 2013 06:03 AM

    Saw these at Trader Joe's yesterday:


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      tractarian Oct 17, 2013 03:55 PM

      You don't need a hechsher on them. My Sephardic rabbis even tell me that for Pesach, they need no hashgacha.

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        kosherGlutenFree Oct 17, 2013 04:09 PM

        Does he specify a brand?

        Finding dried beans in the US that are not possibly/probably cross contaminated with gluten is hard (which includes brands like Bob's Red Mill unfortunately), so I always rinse them well and check to ensure they are only beans.

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          tractarian Oct 17, 2013 04:37 PM

          I always inspect my beans and legumes before Pesach, in order to ensure that there are no hametz.

          This rabbi also allows us to use certain gluten free items on Pesach, actually, which makes life far more bearable.

          I'm always on the look out for GF items, since I also like to limit my intake, and I also like the breads and mixes and whatnot.

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        Moishefrompardes Oct 16, 2013 09:11 AM

        lentils most definitely do not need a hechsher.

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        1. re: Moishefrompardes
          GilaB Oct 16, 2013 11:39 AM

          I was wondering about that as well. You don't need a hechsher on dried beans according to any of the major hechshers, AFAIK.

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          AdinaA Oct 16, 2013 08:03 AM

          Red Mill French lentils are very good. They stay intact. I adore them. They say "French", but I have never asked if that means that they grew up in the Loire Valley, or if it means that their grandparents were from France, but they grew up in Oregon.

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