Question:

Is there any Torah source or basis for the minhag not to eat nuts on Rosh Hashana?
Is it really preferable not to?
What if the nuts are ground into a flour and not recognizable as nuts…?

Answer:

Yes, this minhag is quoted by the Rama 583:2. 2 reasons are given:

1) In hebrew they have the same numerical value as cheit – sin.

2) They cause increased saliva which disturbs one’s davening.

It is generally assumed that ground nuts mixed in to another recipe are not included in this custom.

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