Under certain conditions, I know that uncontaminated (e.g. no insects / meat, etc) plant-based foods are prohibited (ie., non-kosher). Examples I can think of include:

  1. Non-kosher wine

  2. Chometz during Pesach and

  3. Plants harvested on the sabbatical/shmita year

What other conditions would render uncontaminated plant-based foods non-kosher?


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  • Tevel.
  • Orla - tree fruit harvested within 3 years of planting.
  • R'vay, t'ruma, peret, etc., depending on circumstances.
  • Nosar, pigul, lan baazara, etc.
  • Kil'ay hakerem - different types of food grown together.
  • Tikroves avoda zara.
  • Ir hanidachas.
  • Ashera - tree planted for idolatry.
  • Arbaa minim and s'chach and Sukka decorations on Sukos. (S'chach can't be food anyway, but if you wanted to eat it, you couldn't.)
  • Shvi'is after zman habiur
  • Bishul Akum.
  • Picked on Shabbos.
  • Grown in a dead body?
  • 2
    hekdesh, nidrei issur, nazir?
    – Double AA
    Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 6:52
  • Arguably, chometz she'avar alav hapesach is not excluded in the question. Commented Mar 24, 2014 at 19:39
  • Can brief translations for some of these terms be added?
    – user13937
    Commented Jan 21, 2018 at 5:24

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