Vegans have a hard time getting enough protein on Pesach.

Is the plant that grows from a kitniyos seed also kitniyos on Pesach?

What if the seed is still attached?

  • You mean like corn leaves? How would that be different from wheat leaves which are completely permitted to eat on Pesach? – Double AA Feb 27 '14 at 17:20
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    @DoubleAA Well, I did not know that. Maybe you can answer that with a kal vachomer and a source? – Adám Feb 27 '14 at 17:26
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    Not really relevant, but are kitniyos plants' leaves and stalks higher in protein than other leaves and stalks? I wouldn't have thought so. – msh210 Feb 27 '14 at 18:40
  • @msh210 Maybe not. – Adám Feb 27 '14 at 19:08
  • I'm not sure why this question got down-votes. Some applications would be bean/alfalfa sprouts, mustard greens, fennel leaves/bulbs & anise leaves. I heard that some rabbis consider pumpkin seeds kitniyot, though I assume the pumpkin itself would be okay. Further afield would be the question (is it a question?) of buckwheat honey. – Ephraim Feb 27 '14 at 19:36

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