To settle the matter, a rabbi from a kashrut (kosher dietary law) certification group will need to inspect quinoa operations in Bolivia, but that's easier said than done, according to Rabbi Sholem Fishbane, director of the kosher supervision service of the Chicago Rabbinical Council.
“We’d like to get someone up there to inspect the operations, but it’s a four-day trek into the wilderness,” Rabbi Fishbane said. “Until we can get someone there, we’re going to have to make the best decisions we can with the information we have.”
In the meantime, his organization recommends Ancient Harvest and Trader Joe's, two brands sourced from Bolivian farms that exclusively handle quinoa.
• Read the article: For Passover Eating, Quinoa Is Popular, but Is It Kosher?
What do you think about this debate? Will there be quinoa on your Passover table?
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