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Food To Avoid On Ekadasi
  • All grains (e.g. wheat, corn, millet, barley, farina, rice, wild rice and flours thereof) and products derived from or containing these ingredients;
  • Peas, chickpeas, dahl and all types of beans, including derived products such as tofu;
  • Baking powder (contains corn starch), custard and many sweets are avoided as they are often mixed with grain flours; and
  • Sesame seeds (except on Sat-tila Ekadasi, when sesame seeds may be offered as well as eaten).

Food Acceptable On Ekadasi
  • All fruits (fresh and dried);
  • All nuts and nut oils;
  • All types of sugar;
  • Buckwheat;
  • Potatoes, cassava and sweet potatoes;
  • Coconut;
  • Olives;
  • Baking soda;
  • Milk;
  • Fresh ginger;
  • Black pepper; and
  • Salt.

These flours are also acceptable on Ekadasi:
  • Maranth flour (rajgira atta);
  • Arrowroot flour;
  • Buckwheat flour;
  • Chestnut flour;
  • Potato flour (potato starch);
  • Quinoa flour;
  • Tapioca flour; and
  • Water-chestnut flour.