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Kitniot List


This list was prepared by Arlene  Mathes-Scharf in consultation with Rabbi Blech, Know Thy Beans and  the Chicago Rabbinical Council and from the Star-K article Kitinot By Any Other Name. This list is a guide and may not be not complete. (edited: 3/30/07)

Anise
Ascorbic acid (kitniyos shenishtanu)  May be Chometz
Aspartame (Nutrasweet) kitniyos shenishtanu  May be chometz    
Beans
Black eye peas
Buckwheat
Canola oil
Caraway
Citric Acid kitniyos shenishtanu – May be Chometz
Chickpeas
Coriander-
corn (maize)
corn syrup- glucose syrup– enzymes used to produce it made from chometz
cumin (may contain chometz according to Israeli chief rabbinate: 3/04)
dextrose - COULD BE CHOMETZ if made outside of the US & Canada
Erythrobic acid kitniyos shenishtanu -  – May be Chometz
Fennel
Fenugreek
flavorings (some) -  – May be Chometz
Flax Seeds: (this is cosidered to be acceptable by some rabbis and kitniot by others)
Hemp (seeds and pods are kitniot)
hydrolyzed vegetable protein - COULD BE CHOMETZ EVEN IN THE US
Kasha
Kimmel
Lecithin
Lentils
Licorice
Lucerne
Lupine
Malto-dextrins – chometz or kitniot derived
Millet
MSG kitniyos shenishtanu -  – May be Chometz
Mustard
Peanuts
Polysorbates- kitniyos shenishtanu – May be Chometz
Popcorn
Poppy seeds
rice (vitamins added may be chometz)
Saffron
sesame seeds
Snow Peas
sodium citrate -kitniyos shenishtanu – May be Chometz
sodium erythorbate -kitniyos shenishtanu – May be Chometz
sorbitol - COULD BE CHOMETZ IF MADE OUTSIDE OF THE US
Soy Oil, Corn Oil - corn syrup, soy lecithin all are Kitniyos
soy
String Beans
sunflower seeds
Tofu - made from soy bean
Vetch
Vetching
Wild Rice
Xanthan Gum kitniyos shenishtanu  – May be Chometz

kitniyos shenishtanu-corn based deriviatives that are accepted by some agencies and considered to be kitniot by others; May also be chometz


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