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OU-P 2015

The OU continues to give certification to Passover Quinoa. Pereg and Goldbaum will be selling OU-P quinoa as well as Setton Farms. The OU-P quinoa is from a factory in…

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Why do Certain Products Require Special OU-P Certification?

EVERYONE KNOWS that the main category of food prohibited to eat on Passover is chametz. Chametz is defined in halacha as a product of one of five grains that has fermented…

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Passover Recipe Substitution Chart

Aren’t we, as a people, the original substitution experts in the kitchen? Switching dairy to parve, with relative ease – margarine, oil or even applesauce for butter and almond; rice or…

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A Passover Primer

Any traditional Jew will tell you that the most pivotal time of the kosher year is the Festival of Passover. But it is also the most intense period of the…

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Passover Terms

MATZA Matza is made of specially supervised flour and water, which must be baked before the dough has had time to rise — within 18 minutes or less. It is…

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Pasteur, Detente, Kosher Wine

WHEN MAKING KOSHER WINE PURCHASES in preparation for Pesach everyone makes certain to look for the OUP or OU Kosher for Passover designations on the label. Most kosher wine is…

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Pesach Dieters, Take Note: You Can Have Your Potato—and Eat It, Too!

Q: Potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes … with all these carbs, it’s no wonder I gain a pound for every day of Pesach—and the week before, too! How can I…

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Pesach Recipe Substitutes

At some point during Pesach preparations we’ve all tried to convert a main stream recipe into a Pesach one only to discover that we don’t have a clue as to…

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Prepared Baby Food

1. Gerber Baby Food: Carrots are acceptable for Passover l’chatchila when bearing the OU. 2. Gerber Baby Food: Peas and Green Beans are Kitniyot. 3. First Choice Baby Food: Apple…

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Preparing for Passover

What Special Preparations Must be Made in the Jewish Home for Passover? The home must be thoroughly cleaned of all Chametz before Passover. Any Chametz not removed from a Jew’s…

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