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Purim: Poppy seed pleasures

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/purim/article/purim_poppy_seed_pleasures_20120229

It all began with Queen Esther, the heroine of the Purim story, who became a vegan when she married King Ahasuerus and moved into the palace. She favored fruits, beans and grains in her diet, and legend has it that poppy seed pastries were her favorite.

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