In my last post I said that in my opinion everybody should think about the issue of kitniot and make her/his own list of things that she/he considers kitniot. Here are some points to keep in mind when you do that:
- Many great scholars have ruled that the original list of kitniot species should not be extended (e.g., flax, sesame, poppy seeds).
- Species that were unknown at the time of the minhag should not be included in the minhag (e.g., soy, quinoa, peanuts).
- Green vegetables are not kitniot (e.g., string beans, peas in their pods).
- Most scholars rule that kitniot oils are permitted for consumption (e.g., canola oil, cottonseed oil).