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What makes something Kosher or Halal?

Is it a certain way the foods are processed or bled? Asking because I saw kosher honey, and I'm wondering what makes it that way.


Asked by 69humblepie at 2:09 PM on Oct. 7, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • Basically, it's rules by which things are 'clean;, or 'unclean'.
    This covers the life of the animal, the manner of the it's death, if appropriate, the treatment and added ingredients of the foodstuff...

    Bees are not Kosher, but bees do not MAKE honey, they transport and store the honey, the do not digest it or make it in their bodies.
    100% honey is Kosher, but a lot of honey has added flavourings, preservatives etc which can come from non-Kosher sources.
    That is why some Honey is Kosher and some isn't. / < This is about the Islamic sode of things. Hope that helped.

    Answer by Piskie at 2:17 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • It never touched anything that has touched forbidden foods and it didn't mix with another food that it shouldn't be mixed with. For instance, no pork at all. Dairy and chicken/meat something can't be mixed or eaten at the same meal.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:11 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • kosher is "okay" for jews
    halal is "okay" for muslim

    kosher meats are from certain animals that were killed a certain way, (not died naturally or from old age) and the meat is salted to remove most of the blood. kosher honey and other non meat items are that way because they were made in factories that don't mix meat and diary...another rule for something to be kosher.

    Answer by keisha613 at 2:13 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

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    Answer by twinsplus2more at 2:13 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • They all explained it so much better than I did. LOL I tried.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:18 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • Kosher simply means that the food is prepared according to Jewish law. Products that are certified kosher are done under rabbinical supervision to be sure these laws are observed.


    Answer by momto2boys973 at 6:30 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • Thanks Ladies! This was great, you were quick to respond. I appreciate that!

    Comment by 69humblepie (original poster) at 2:23 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

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    Answer by sarasmommy777 at 3:42 PM on Oct. 7, 2010

  • Just realised... it's not just about the individual foods themselves. Dairy and meat cannot be served at the same meal with Kosher.

    Jews who follow the Kosher rules will often has two sets of everything, to keep them compopletely seperate.

    Teligious rules like these aren't just confined to the actual porocess of getting the foods, how the bueinesses are run affects them too. Muslims do not believe in interest, getting money simply for having money they believe is dishonest, as you've done nothing to deserve it, or aquire it.
    Halal companies will have Halal bank accounts, which give alternative acceptable forms of banking.


    Answer by Piskie at 2:55 AM on Oct. 8, 2010

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