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Buckwheat from Israel

I received a present of kasha (buckwheat)from someone in brooklyn, NY. They purchased it there. The product is under the hasgocho of Rabbanut Eretz Yisroel. It was produced in PRC for Infost Fine Foods PO Box 47033 Tel Aviv. Is there a shmitta and teruma/missros shailo here? And if so how can you advise me?


Most buckwheat in Israel is imported. I believe PRC means it was grown in the People’s Republic of China, the largest grower of buckwheat in the world, along with Russia. Generally, a PO Box in Tel Aviv is also indicative of imported goods, as Israeli grown produce does not go through Tel Aviv, but is distributed directly from the growers to distribution plants to the stores. If it is 100 percent buckwheat with no additives, there should be no problem using it.

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  1. Thank you for answering my question. I would like to know the name of the rav that responded, please.

    1. in general, the name of the Rav should appear at the top of each post
      this response was from Rabbi Akiva Dershowitz

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