Kosher food laws are very wide. Some are taken directly from the bible and others through rabbinic interpretations over the years. What are some of the laws governing kosher diet?
* As per the Torah (also called as the five books of Moses, the Old Testament, or the Pentateuch) cloven hoofed, cud-chewing mammals are kosher. Deer, sheep and goats, for instance are all kosher, while pig and rabbit, for example, are not.
* Only some birds are used kosher in the US. This includes chicken, duck, goose, and turkey.
* Lobster lovers may be dismayed to find that for seafood or fish to be kosher, it should have fins and easily removable scales. Shellfish normally, and lobsters, shrimp, and clams, specifically are not kosher. Fish, on the other hand, such as tuna, carp, and herring, are kosher, but only if they are cooked by a kosher fish monger with kosher cutting implements and machines. There’s more. In most cases, scales should be present on the fish in order to be purchased by the consumer.
* Fish and meat cannot be served together.