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The Rabanut in Israel has come out saying that it is not kitnyiot. Source: http://tinyurl.com/ltsgkoz It also should be noted that Rabbi Moshe Feinstein z"l says that foodstuffs that were not known at the time of the development of the custom of kitnyiot cannot become kitnyiot (Iggerot Moshe, Orach Chaim 3:63) and since Canola Oil was developed in the ...


There is no definitive answer. Some links permitting and some forbidding and some equivocating. It's hard to say either side should be viewed as violating halacha.


CANOLA OIL from the Orthodox Union. Canola oil, which is a form of rapeseed oil, should be considered kitniyot. The Star-K (Baltimore Va'ad Hakashrus also lists Canola Oil in its list of Kitniyos CRC goes into the details as to why rapeseed oil (Canola oil) is considered kitniyos (based on Maharsham I:183 that it was used in Europe). Note that the CRC ...

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