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Kosher fruit

Postby Hart60 » Wed Jan 16, 2013 8:34 pm

When there's a community event at the Synagogue I'm often invited to take along some food to share,this I gather is usually a selection of fruit, I feel that I should do my bit and take along something but how do I know what I'm taking is Kosher and acceptable ?
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Re: Kosher fruit

Postby rivka » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:48 am

If the fruit is uncut, there's no problem with any kind of pure fruit that is bug-free. (Fruit with stuff added, like grapples, is another thing entirely.)

For cut fruit, it gets a bit more complicated, and depends whose standards you need to satisfy.
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Re: Kosher fruit

Postby Hart60 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:51 am

Thanks Rivka, I had to Google Grapple,never heard of that in the UK,but I expect it's here somewhere,I gather it's an apple that's been modified to taste like a grape,can't imagine the point of that,I would imagine it contains no goodness from either fruit,but there we go, I get your point,pure whole fruit should be acceptable. I did wonder whether to take a bottle of fruit juice but I would imagine that also has it's complications.
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Re: Kosher fruit

Postby rivka » Thu Jan 17, 2013 5:18 pm

Grapples aren't modified genetically or anything like that. They are just infused with grape juice. And since grape juice IS a kashrus problem (and therefore so is any fruit juice mixture containing it, and many do), that makes grapples not kosher as well.

As far as the point, I couldn't tell you. But I gather some people really like them.
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Re: Kosher fruit

Postby Hart60 » Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:42 pm

Thanks Rivka for pointing that out,I understand now, I take it though that whole grapes would also be OK.
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Re: Kosher fruit

Postby rivka » Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:09 am

Yup. Plus, fresh grapes are one of my favorite fruits. :D
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Re: Kosher fruit

Postby Hart60 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:34 am

And mine.
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Re: Kosher fruit

Postby martinbrody » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:30 am

rivka wrote:Grapples aren't modified genetically or anything like that. They are just infused with grape juice. And since grape juice IS a kashrus problem (and therefore so is any fruit juice mixture containing it, and many do), that makes grapples not kosher as well.

As far as the point, I couldn't tell you. But I gather some people really like them.


Are you sure? I haven't seen grapples for a while, but that grape FLAVOUR added.
That's a far cry from grape juice, and does not present a kashrut problem, as it is artificial.
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Re: Kosher fruit

Postby martinbrody » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:32 am

Hart60 wrote:Thanks Rivka for pointing that out,I understand now, I take it though that whole grapes would also be OK.


Hi,
Any fruit in the UK is kosher. And so is cut fruit.
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Re: Kosher fruit

Postby rivka » Sun Jan 20, 2013 3:47 am

I agree re cut fruit, but not everyone does.
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