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Author:  Barbara (Bobbie) Lewis
E-mail:  blewis14140@gmail.com
Date:  3/29/2017 3:42:00 PM
Subject:  Corn syrup for Pesach
Message:  We have always regarded corn and corn products as kitniyot but I see you say a lot of things with corn syrup are OK for Ashkenazim at Pesach. I'm just wondering if you can explain this briefly (so I can explain to others!) Thanks.
Reply:  as stated in previous years-corn was not around in the time that the minhag of kitniyot was created and therefore is not considered kitniyot. in addition once it's an oil or syrup and not a flour it's ok as well. the issue of kitniyot was because it can be turned into flour it may be confused with regular flour. Once it's in liquid form that is not a concern anymore

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