Wednesday, December 30, 2015

The Beracha on Seeds and Candied Orange Peels

The Beracha on Seeds and Candied Orange Peels
Day: Wednesday
Date: December 30, 2015
Parshat: Shemot
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 202

Nowadays, commercially sold watermelon seeds come from watermelons that were grown specifically for their seeds. Therefore the beracha on such watermelon seeds, whether fresh, roasted, flavored, or salted is ha'adama. The beracha on seeds of other fruits that grow in the ground is shehakol when the seeds are eaten alone. Nevertheless, a person who wants to say ha'adama even on those seeds, may do so. The beracha on candied orange and etrog peels is shehakol since the peel is not the main part of the fruit. However, if it is the inner, white part of the etrog peel which has been candied, then the beracha remains ha'etz.

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