Do you make etrog jam after sukkot?
If not, then what do you do with your etrog?
Thank you 🙂
In a non-shmita year we save it and burn it with the chametz.
The minhag is to eat the esrog on Tu B’Shvat.
I made it one year its a real pain to peel and cut up the etrogem.
Esrog Jam is really one of the vilest, most sour tastes that I’ve ever tried.
I save the esrog and burn it with my chametz on Erev Pesach.
What’s the point in burning it with the chometz? Does fruit actually help the fire burn?
Since we burn the other 3 minim with the chametz we burn the 4th one too.
I prefer lulav jam. Not much flavor, but it’s high in fiber.
The reason people burn the other 3 minim with the chometz is because it helps burn the chometz. There’s no special inyan to burn your daled minim, it’s just that once you used them for a mitzvah, there’s an inyan to use them for another mitzvah. I don’t think this would apply to esrogim.
Meno: I agree with you that there is no special inyan to burn it. The question was what does one do with the esrog if they dont make jam. We happen to burn it with the chametz.
most people only burn their 3 minim of lulav with the other 2 attached, before Pesach
Don’t do this folks, etrogim are intensively sprayed to keep away citrus scale (an insect that latches to the skin and exudes a protective shell.) There is no telling how much pesticide leaches into the fruit and pith. I have seen pumpkin sized Teimani etrog sold for its vegetable use. They are not that pretty on the outside.
Frumguy, if you etrog tastes horrible raw or cooked, you should be choshesh that you etrog in not the fruit mentioned in the Mishna Sukkah 4:2 that on the seventh day the children threw down their lulavim and ate their etrogim. The Teimani is edible as is, and the yanaver has a small and tastey fruit center, as did the infamous Corfu. From coins of Bar Kochva, and other period art, it would seem the original etrog was a squat fruit with a very elongated pitom.
Twisted: “Don’t do this folks,”. Please let us know what “this” you are referring to.
iacis: make esrog jam or eat it in any other way. The ones grown for food are less cared for, less sprayed and consequently rather ugly looking.
They’re actually beautiful but grafted.