Consumer Kosher Articles

Passover Egg Crepes

We’ve discussed the tortilla wrap hack and Yemenite breads – both flour-based – in the past, but with Passover approaching there’s an exciting alternative that fits the gluten-free theme. This option manifests itself in the form of egg crepes that are simple to make and encourage creative fillings. An added health benefit originates from the […]

Approaching a Kosher Mediterranean Diet

For the seventh year in a row, U.S News and World Report rated the Mediterranean diet as the best. Considering that February is American Heart Month and National Self-Check Month, exploring a diet that is both preventative and active in ensuring good health is aptly relevant. The Mediterranean diet emphasizes such foods as legumes, whole […]

Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Postbiotics: The Trio Transforming Gut Health

Introduction  As we delve deeper into the science of nutrition and the complexities of the microbiome, it’s becoming increasingly clear how significant the roles of probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics are in our overall health. This evolving understanding is driving a surge in consumer interest, particularly among those seeking products that are compatible with kosher dietary […]

Probiotics, Prebiotics, and Postbiotics: The Trio Transforming Gut Health

Introduction  As the growing recognition of the crucial roles probiotics, prebiotics, and postbiotics play in our overall health gains momentum, fuelled by evolving understanding of the gut microbiome, a surge in consumer interest is sweeping the market, particularly among those actively seeking kosher-compatible options. At OU Kosher, we stay attuned to these trends and regularly […]

2024: A Flavorful Return to Nature

Last year, we highlighted cookie butter as a trending flavor. For 2024, Senior Staff Food Editor for the New York Times, Tanya Sichynsky, sees a new trend, as evidenced by her article, “The Year of the Vegetable.” This is because consumers are returning to incorporate vegetable-based flavors into their diet. In regard to laws of […]

Celebrity Bars

In a recent webinar, Food Business News discussed new developments in the plant-based market. One OU kosher-certified company mentioned in the forum was MOSH PBC that produces a wide array of protein bars, some exclusively plant-based. The name stands for Maria Owings Shriver Health, as Maria Shriver and her son, Patrick Schwarzenegger are co-founders. Though […]

OU Kosher Adds Two New Options to Consumer Product Search Website

 Dairy Equipment and Yoshon Categories Offered in Response to Community Requests Of the hundreds of weekly queries OU (Orthodox Union) Kosher fields from consumers via its Kosher Hotline and Webbe Rebbe forum, the most popular centers on Oreo cookies. “The most frequently asked shaila in America is whether Oreos are dairy, pareve, or simply made with […]

Sustainable and Smart Packaging Solutions

In a green and smart economy, food and beverage companies are looking for sustainable and technology-based solutions for packaging. Nestle and Mars, two OU kosher-certified companies, are heavily invested in sustainability, especially in using recycled plastic and biodegradables in the packaging process. This is reducing a carbon footprint. Smart packaging has entered the market as well. […]

Pas Yisroel List For 5784 – 2023

Updated September 12, 2023  –  Elul 5783 The Tur (Orach Chaim, Siman 603), based upon the Talmud Yerushalmi, cites the custom for Jews to be stringent during the Aseres Yimei Teshuva to eat exclusively ‘Pas Yisroel’ bread. Even those Jews who generally do not exclusively eat ‘Pas Yisroel’ are encouraged to accept this practice during […]

Rabbi Menachem Genack Talks OU Kosher and More

OU Kosher is a leading nonprofit organization that certifies over one million products with more than 13,000 plants worldwide. It also views educating the public in kashrut as vital. Rabbi Menachem Genack is the CEO of OU Kosher, standing at the helm of the operation. We had a chance to sit down with him to discuss […]