Sugar Snaps and Snow Peas, Whole Wheat re: Challah

  • Sugar Snap Peas and Snow Peas now require washing. Other Peas do not require checking or cleaning.
    • Produce sold in retail bags marked ‘Washed (or Triple-Washed), Ready-to-Eat’: No checking or further washing is required.
    • Bulk (loose)/ Raw / Unwashed: Follow these steps:
      Prepare a basin of detergent solution, using at least 2 tablespoons of detergent per gallon of water. Agitate the peas in the solution for 10-15 seconds. Let the peas soak in the solution for at least one minute. Rinse the peas well to ensure the soap is removed. No checking or further washing is required.
    • IQF (Individually Quick Frozen): At the current time, IQF snap/snow peas are only recommended from brands that are certified as being already checked.
  • When performing hafrashas challah from whole wheat flour, one should be cognizant of the fact that the bran (usually in the range of 15%; Kemach announced that they add 27%) is generally added back after the milling. As such, one should not make a bracha unless using aprox. 6 lbs. of flour.