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This only applies to the five grains: wheat, barley, oats, spelt, and rye. They all have the same cutoff date (16th of Nisan). Yoreh Deah 293


חמשה דברים חיבין בחלה, החטים והשעורים והכסמין ושבלת שועל ושיפון. הרי אלו חיבין בחלה, ומצטרפין זה עם זה, ואסורין בחדש מלפני הפסח, ומלקצור מלפני העמר. ואם השרישו קדם לעמר, העמר מתירן. ואם לאו, אסורין עד שיבוא העמר הבא.‏ Five [species] are obligated in Challah: chittah, se'orah, kusemet, shibbolet shu'al, and shifon. These are obligated in ...


From Y. Herman's Guide to Chodosh (5776): Heckers white flour contains 100% winter wheat, as determined by independent sources. Probable Chodosh date for malt is Dec 15, code best by use date of June 15 17 (18 months after packing.) Some people are not strict about malt, in which case the white flour is always Yoshon (since winter wheat in the ...


The Rabbis taught that the prohibition of חדש (new grain) only applies to the five types of דגן (grain) that undergo חימוץ (fermentation): חטים, שעורים, כסמין, שבלת שועל, שיפון. Traditionally, these have been assumed to be wheat and barley which are mentioned explicitly in the Torah ("ארץ חטה ושעורה"), and spelt, oats, and rye, which the Rabbis said are ...

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