JewishGen Discussion Group #JewishGen Yiddish word "Ah-noos" #general

Lenn Zonder <lenwriter@...>

Subject: Translation of Yiddish word "ah-noos"
From: <lenwriter@...

<hekenvin@...> asked if anyone knew what
"ah-noos" meant. Like Stan Goodman, I don't know
either. However, I would venture an educated guess
that it is flaxseed oil.
The 2000 edition of the Cambridge World History of
Food records the use of flaxseed oil for cooking in
Russia in the 19th Century and the use of seeds for
making tea.
Actually, flaxseed oil was known to the Romans and
Greeks before the common era, and even earlier, by the
Egyptian Pharaohs.
Lenn Zonder
Woodbridge, CT

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