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Kosher Without the Label

by Staff

Tags: Passover 2008, Kosher for Passover, Food for Passover, Kosher Passover Food, Fresh produce, Fruits and vegetables,

Fresh vegetablesWith Passover approaching, many observant Jews are buying more than just matzo, including a wide variety of kosher-for-Passover, processed foods: cottonseed-oil margarine, frozen latkes, fake mustard, and corn syrup-free sodas. Blogging at Jewschool, Shamir Power offers a better idea: Buy fresh produce, from wherever. It's always kosher, all the time. It also doesn't require you to pay a premium for something that replaces the ingredients that you aren't allowed to eat with a bunch of others that you might not particularly want, can't pronounce, or haven't even heard of.

—Steve Thorngate