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There appears to have been no particular custom against them. When the Star-K came out strongly arguing that quinoa was not kitniyos, I'd heard that there was talk of then certifying other semi-grains about which there was no custom, such as Job's tears (or teff, for that matter). Instead there was strong opposition to quinoa, so the Star-K stopped there. ...


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The OU doesn't list Job's tears or coix seed on their list of kitnyiot products, but they list millet (and Wiki says Job's tears are also called adlay - or adlay millet - but it appears to be a different species). There is controversy whether beans and grains that became popular recently (e.g., sunflower seeds, string beans, peanuts and quinoa) are included ...


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I'm not sure this was downvoted at the time I answer this. I was discussing this question with my rav earlier this evening. We both recall in the 60's and 70's that one of the "staples" of Pesach grocery items was Planter's peanut oil with an OU certification. It seems that at that time, OU did not rule against kitniyot extracts even though they forbade ...


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