kitniyos, kitniyos, kitniyot
- "Literally, 'legumes'...certain foods that are restricted during Pesach in some Jewish communities." (JPS)
- "My Ashkenazic family does not eat rice or other kitniyot on Passover, but my Sephardic friends eat these foods."
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Religious: Jews who are engaged in religious observance and have some Jewish education
The JPS Dictionary of Jewish Words, by Joyce Eisenberg and Ellen Scolnic, (Philadelphia, 2001).
Foods considered kitniyot: Peanuts, rice, corn (also corn syrup), beans (including soy)
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