At Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher), kosher products are treated with the utmost respect and care. For the entire staff of Kosher Supervision of America (KSA Kosher), kosher certification is the top priority. As an industry leader, KSA Kosher has noticed the numerous benefits for consumers who keep kosher.
A Gathering of Experts: Thank you for taking the time to speak with us today.
KSA Kosher: Thank you, it is our pleasure.
A Gathering of Experts: What is the biggest benefit of eating kosher?
KSA Kosher: Many consumers choose to eat kosher because it leads to a healthier lifestyle.
A Gathering of Experts: What makes kosher foods healthy?
KSA Kosher: Kosher foods traditionally lower the cholesterol of those who eat them.
A Gathering of Experts: Is eating kosher a difficult habit?
KSA Kosher: Eating kosher is not as challenging as one might expect. Many foods that people eat on a regular basis are already kosher.
A Gathering of Experts: Like…?
KSA Kosher: Beef, poultry and certain types of fish are generally kosher, provided that they undergo proper preparation. Even Oreos are kosher!
A Gathering of Experts: What are some non-kosher examples?
KSA Kosher: Eagle, rabbit, owl, pork, catfish and sturgeon are non-kosher. Any reptiles, insects and shellfish also fall into this category.
A Gathering of Experts: How does a consumer know these kosher foods are safe?
KSA Kosher: Kosher foods undergo a rigorous and very strict evaluation before being certified.
A Gathering of Experts: Can eating kosher trigger any allergies?
KSA Kosher: On the contrary, eating kosher actually alleviates certain allergies.
A Gathering of Experts: How so?
KSA Kosher: Although allergies of this nature are uncommon, some people experience reactions to pork or the chemicals that are used to prepare it. A much more common allergy is one to shellfish, which is also prohibited by kosher law.
A Gathering of Experts: Are all fish kosher?
KSA Kosher: Many species of fish are deemed kosher, most notably freshwater cod and tilapia.
A Gathering of Experts: Are foods from kosher animals safer?
KSA Kosher: Generally, yes. Animals do not get approved unless certification experts can determine that they have no lesions or illnesses.
A Gathering of Experts: Do kosher individuals eat more vegetables and fruits?
KSA Kosher: Often, consumers who stay kosher rely on eating vegetables and fruits as a major part of their diets to replace dairy and meats. This typically contributes to better overall health.
A Gathering of Experts: What is the main attribute that makes eating kosher healthy?
KSA Kosher: There are many, but the main one might be that meat and dairy must not be eaten together. This will eliminate a number of unhealthy and cholesterol laden foods from an individual’s diet.
A Gathering of Experts: What are a few examples?
KSA Kosher: Some of America’s favorite foods have been rendered non-kosher, including cheeseburgers, pizza and lasagna.
A Gathering of Experts: So I suppose fast food is out?
KSA Kosher: Consumers who strictly adhere to a kosher diet will find it difficult to make purchases at a fast food restaurant due to the lack of options.
A Gathering of Experts: This might be a good thing.
KSA Kosher: Indeed, it may be a big plus to those wishing to lose weight, burn fat and curb poor eating habits.
A Gathering of Experts: What else typically appeals to kosher consumers?
KSA Kosher: Eating kosher is also what many would call a “humane diet” because of the careful practice of slaughtering animals.
To learn more, visit Kosher Supervision of America online at ksakosher.com.