Do You Eat Mushrooms on Pesach?
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March 12, 2013 5:12 pm at 5:12 pm #608576playtimeMember
Do you eat mushrooms on Pesach?March 12, 2013 5:16 pm at 5:16 pm #936400popa_bar_abbaParticipant
Only magic ones.March 12, 2013 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #936401YW Moderator-007Moderator
A Google search found this:
These valuable fungi (mushrooms) are cultivated with spores prepared and grown under controlled conditions. It is best to ensure that a pure strain of fungus is isolated. As the spawn develops, it is allowed to colonize kernels of moist rye or millet. Moist rye, is Chometz, and some have therefore cautioned against using mushrooms on Pesach. However, most authorities do not consider this to be a problem since the grain is merely a carrier of the spawn and it imparts no value to the spawn. The grain decomposes and becomes inedible.March 12, 2013 5:20 pm at 5:20 pm #936402🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
Nopes. Mushrooms feed on chametz in the plants.March 12, 2013 6:26 pm at 6:26 pm #936403a maminParticipant
Some don’t eat anything you can not peel.March 12, 2013 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #936404sharpMember
No, but mushrooms is the least of the problems in any recipe. You can always skip it easily.March 13, 2013 12:24 am at 12:24 am #936405Torah613TorahParticipant
After we peel them, there’s nothing left.
Just kidding, we don’t peel regularly unpeeled foods on Pesach.March 13, 2013 12:38 am at 12:38 am #936406snowbunny3318Member
yes.March 13, 2013 10:55 am at 10:55 am #936407Sam2Participant
Gamanit: Halachically, that can’t be. The Bracha on mushrooms is Shehakol, not Adama, because they feed off the air and not the ground. Thus, they can’t be feeding off Chametz.March 13, 2013 2:18 pm at 2:18 pm #936408🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
Sam2- I’m not talking about in the wild. I’m talking about in a plant. In the woods you won’t find them directly on the ground- either on the roots of trees or on leaves. Therefore, they are not living off the ground, but they do feed on the grains in the factory.March 13, 2013 11:55 pm at 11:55 pm #936409oomisParticipant
Canned with a hechsher for Pesach.March 14, 2013 12:17 am at 12:17 am #936410ari-freeParticipant
Shi-take mushrooms are grown on logs. There shouldn’t be any problem with those as long as they are not dried.
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