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What is Parve?

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Definition: Parve is a Hebrew term (pareve is the Yiddish term) that describes food without any meat or dairy ingredients.

Jewish dietary laws considers pareve food to be neutral; Pareve food can be eaten with both meat and milk dishes.

Fish, eggs, fruits and vegetables are parve.

More Kosher Vocabulary Words: Glossary of Kosher Terms
Pronunciation: PAHR-vuh
Also Known As: pareve
Alternate Spellings: pareve
Common Misspellings: parave
Examples:
For Rosh Hashanah dinner, we had chicken soup, brisket, tzimmes, noodle kugel and a pareve cake.

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