Monday, January 11, 2016

The Beracha on Candied and Coated Nuts

The Beracha on Candied and Coated Nuts
Day: Monday
Date: January 11, 2016
Parshat: Bo
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 204

All plain uncoated nuts are ha'etz except for peanuts, which are ha'adama and doughnuts, which are mezonot. Ideally, one who is eating sugar coated nuts should separate the nut from the sugar part and say the beracha on the nut. However, because it is very often not practical to do so, the custom is to say shehakol on the whole thing since generally the candied part is the main part. Ideally, when eating beer nuts, or any other nut with a coating made from flour, the coating should pulled off and mezonot should be said on the coating while having in mind that the nut will be included in the beracha, since mezonot can cover any food except for water and salt. However, if that will be difficult, mezonot can still be said while the nut is inside of the coating.

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