Allergy-free Pesach

Dear Rabbi Simon As Pinny (age 5) is allergic to peanuts, I can look forward to Pesach with confidence, knowing that all kosher Ashkenazi homes will be kitniyot free and therefore peanut free – but to my surprise it seems very unclear and I show a few sources below to this effect: South African Beth Din: Are peanuts considered Kitniyot?…

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Ask the Rabbi: Quinoa on Pesach
Dear Rabbi Simon,
Where do you stand on quinoa (and the kitniyot ban) for Pesach?
Many thanks,
Dear Tzippy,
In line with other American authorities, I am in favour of quinoa. Although I reject completely the voices (mostly from Israel) seeking to abolish the ban on kitniyot entirely, IMO we do not need to include in the prohibition pseudo-grains that were unknown in the Old World until modern times. Best to buy with a Pesach hechsher though, to be free of any possible wheat contamination.
Rabbi Rashi Simon
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