Wednesday, January 6, 2016

The Beracha on Sesame Seed Candies and Halva

The Beracha on Sesame Seed Candies and Halva
Day: Wednesday
Date: January 6, 2016
Parshat: Va'era
Yalkut Yosef: O"H: 202

The beracha on sesame seeds is ha'adama. Even if the sesame seeds have been mixed with sugar or honey, as are sesame seed candies, the beracha remains ha'adama. However, if the mixture contains mostly sugar or honey with only a small amount of sesame seeds and it has been cooked into something new, as is the case with halva, then the beracha becomes shehakol. Nuts that are coated with honey retain their original beracha. Likewise French fries also retain their beracha of ha'adama even though they have been fried.

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