Frequently Asked Questions
What is Yoshon flour?
- Yoshon flour is a type of flour that's milled under strict rabbinical supervision. It is made from older grains that are appropriate under Jewish law.
Which grains are regulated under Jewish law?
- Jewish law regulates wheat, oats, rye, barley, and spelt. These are the grains that can be used to make Yoshon flour.
What does "older grains" mean in the context of Yoshon flour?
- "Older grains" refers to grains that were planted and took root before the Jewish holiday of Passover. This is based on the laws of "Yoshon" or "old" grain, which are observed by some Jewish communities.
Is Yoshon flour considered Kosher?
- Yes, Yoshon flour is considered Kosher as it is milled under strict rabbinical supervision, following all the requirements stipulated by Jewish law.
How is Yoshon flour different from regular flour?
- The main difference between Yoshon flour and regular flour is the source and timing of the grains used. Yoshon flour is made from grains that are considered "old" or "Yoshon" under Jewish law. It is also processed under strict rabbinical supervision to ensure it meets all the requirements of Jewish dietary laws.
Can I use Yoshon flour in all my baking recipes?
- Yes, Yoshon flour can be used in any recipe that calls for flour. It behaves in much the same way as regular flour in baking.