Sunday, March 30, 2014

Food With Trace Amounts Of Hametz

Food With Trace Amounts Of Hametz
Day: Sunday
Date: March 30, 2014
Parshat: Metzora
Source: Yalkut Yosef: 447

Even the most minute amount of hametz is forbidden on Pesah and doesn't get nullified in a mixture of 60:1 as things normally do. However if the mixture happened before Pesah and there were 60 parts non hametz for every part of hametz in the mixture, it does become nullified and is okay to eat on Pesah. This is true even if one did not know about the hametz context before Pesah and he only found out about it on Pesah. Therefore if a drop of water fell into some wheat and then that wheat got mixed with a lot more wheat it can be ground and used to bake matzah for Pesah. However if the hametz item is the base ingredient and it adds a good flavor to the food it should be considered hamez and not used on Pesah.

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