What food is kosher and what is not?
The Bible lists the basic categories that are not kosher Meat, fowl, fish, most insects, and any shellfish or reptile (Pig, camel, eagle, and catfish etc.). The animals that are permissible to eat must be slaughtered according to Jewish law.
What can you eat on a kosher diet?
Kosher food is divided into three categories: meat, dairy, and pareve. The pareve foods are considered neutral and can be eaten with either milk or meat. All fruits, vegetables, grains, pasta, nuts, beans, and legumes are kosher.
What fruits and vegetables are kosher?
All unprocessed fruits and vegetables are kosher. All foods that grow in the soil or on plants, bushes or trees are viewed as kosher, with the exception of hybrid fruits and vegetables. Insects are not kosher so foods prone to insect infestation such as cauliflower must be carefully examined.
Are bananas kosher?
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Why is broccoli not kosher?
Fruits and vegetables are kosher – but insects are definitely not! Some produce might seem daunting, but even broccoli can be just as well-inspected as a straight leaf vegetable like romaine lettuce or mint. In fact, the only real difference is whether the vegetable can be properly cleaned if its found to be infested.
Why are some fish not kosher?
Our sages in the Talmud state that every fish with scales also has fins (Chullin 66b). There are some types of fish that have scales, including sturgeons, sharks, eel, etc., that are not considered kosher since their scales are embedded, and when removed damage the skin (Ramban Shemini, Nodeh BYehudah 10:28).