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Berachah for Hemp Seeds

Whats the bracha for hemp seeds when eaten?


Like other commercially produced edible seeds (for instance, sunflower seeds), the berachah on hemp seeds is ha-adamah.

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Early authorities dispute whether edible seeds receive the same berachah as the fruit, or whether they have a different berachah (one “below” the main berachah – see Tosafos and Rashba, Berachos 36).

The Shulchan Aruch (202:3) rules that seeds have the same berachah as the fruit, but many authorities, including the Vilna Gaon, dispute this.

However, for hemp seeds, and for most seeds that are commercially produced, the entire plant is planted for the purpose of the seeds, and the berachah will therefore be the same berachah as the fruit or plant itself – in this case ha-adamah.

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