If you have an ikar (main) and tofel (secondary) mixture where the ikar is less than a kizayit but the entire mixture is greater than a kizayit, do you still make a beracha acharona on the ikar?

Or if you eat bread but not enough to bench (say birkat hamazon), but you eat other boreh-nefashot stuff that would require a boreh nefashot, do you say boreh nefashot or nothing at all?

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If one eats two items each less than a kezayis, but together are a kezayis or more, the bracha acharona is Borei Nefashos.

Thus, in both the case

  1. Ikar is less than kezayis, but together with tafel is kezayis
  2. Bread is less than kezayis but together with other food items is kezayis

you make a borei nefashos since although the flour component is less than the shiur kezayis, together, with the non flour component, there is a kezayis in total.

These cases are spelled out in Mishne Berurah 208:48 and 210:1, respectively.

  • But in the first case the tofel is neither a kezayit...
    – Ani Yodea
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 21:44
  • But together with the ikar you have a kezayis
    – Yoni
    Commented May 20, 2014 at 22:06

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