Regarding esrogim the year after shemittah, when you prepare them to be made into jam, is it muttar to throw away the seeds?

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    – msh210
    Oct 12, 2015 at 4:56
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    Who says you can make them into jam? Oct 12, 2015 at 8:58
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    @DannySchoemann, I think this is a dupe of my question from during Succos (which you linked). Oct 12, 2015 at 13:56
  • Depending on the type of etrog you have i may want the seeds :D
    – Aaron
    Oct 13, 2015 at 23:06

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It is permitted, as the prohibition of wasting shmitta produce only applies to the parts of the fruit normally eaten by people. See in the following link shiur number 11 for detailed sources on the matter: http://eretzhemdah.org/content.asp?PageId=823&lang=he


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