Brachot On Foods That Start With The Letter F

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Food Bracha Rishona Bracha Achrona
Falafel Shehakol Boreh Nefashot.[1]
Farfel Mezonot Al Hamichya[2]
Farina Mezonot Al Hamichya[3]
Fig Haetz Al Haetz[4]
Filbert Haetz Boreh Nefashot[5]
Fish Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[6]
Fish Almandine Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[7]
Fish Balls Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[8]
Fish Cakes Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[9]
Flavored water (Raspberry) Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[10]
Fried Fish If thin coating shehakol; thick coating mezonot Boreh Nefashot[11]
Fish Sticks If thick coating mezonot If kezayit of coating eaten al hamichya; if not Boreh Nefashot[12]
Frankfurter Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[13]
Franks in Blanks Mezonot Al Hamichya if kezayit of crust eaten[14]
Franks Soy Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[15]
French Fries Haadama Boreh Nefashot[16]
Fried Chicken (thin coating) Shehakol Boreh Nefashot [17]
Fried Fish (thin coating) Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[18]
French Toast Hamotzei Birkat Hamazon[19]
Fried Onion Haadama Boreh Nefashot[20]
Fruit cobbler If flour added for taste and satiation mezonot; if for a binder haetz If kezayit of mezonot eaten al hamichya, otherwise Boreh Nefashot[21]
Fruit Cocktail Bracha on majority ingredient Boreh Nefashot[22]
Fruit Compote If it still has solid pieces haetz; if liquid shehakol Boreh Nefashot[23]
Fruit Juice Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[24]
Fruit Leather Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[25]
Fruit Jam Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[26]
Fruit Seeds that are naturally sweet HaAdama Boreh Nefashot[27]
Fruit Seeds that are bitter and were sweetened Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[28]
Fruit Soup If contains fruit haetz; if liquid shehakol Boreh Nefashot[29]
Fudge Shehakol Boreh Nefashot[30]

Sources

  1. Vezot Habrachot writes that falafel is shehakol. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 41 agrees. However, The Laws of Brachos (Rabbi Forst, pg 359-384) argues that falafel is haadama. Yalkut Yosef 204:15 writes that falafel are haadama but the minhag is to recite shehakol.
  2. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 41 explains that farfel is like noodles and not Pat Haba Bikisnin.
  3. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 42 explains that farina isn't Pat Haba Bikisnin. He holds that it is a food for bracha achrona since it is eaten as a food.
  4. Shulchan Aruch 208:1, Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 42
  5. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 42
  6. Gemara Brachot 40b, Shulchan Aruch 204:1
  7. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 42 explains that the almonds are exempted by the bracha on the fish.
  8. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 42 explains that gefillte fish balls are shehakol since the flour used in it is just used as a binder.
  9. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 42 compares fish cakes to gefillte fish balls.
  10. Yalkut Yosef (Klalei Sefer Brachot pg 208-214)
  11. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 42 explains that for bracha achrona if it was a thick crust and one recited mezonot if one ate a kezayit of mezonot within a kdei achilat pras one should recite an al hamichya, otherwise one should recite a boreh nefashot.
  12. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 42
  13. Gemara Brachot 40b, Shulchan Aruch 204:1, Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 43
  14. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 43. Ikar and Tofel
  15. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 43 explains that soy products are shehakol since they are significantly changed from their original state.
  16. Brachot 35a, Shulchan Aruch 203:1, Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 43
  17. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 43
  18. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 43
  19. Shulchan Aruch 168:10. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 43 writes that french toast made with pieces larger than a kezayit are always hamotzei. If made with pieces smaller than kezayit and deep fried it is mezonot. If the pieces are smaller than a kezayit but are pan fried then they are subject to a debate.
  20. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 65
  21. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 44
  22. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 44 explains that if the pieces are small then the bracha is upon the majority ingredient as per Mishna Brurah 212:1. If the pieces are large and each is eaten on its own spoonful then a separate bracha is made for each category of bracha as per Aruch Hashulchan 212:2.
  23. Halachos of Brachos p. 409 based on Rama 202:7
  24. Shulchan Aruch 202:8, Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 44
  25. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 44 explained that the fruit in fruit leather isn’t recognizable.
  26. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 44, Rama 202:7
  27. Tosfot Brachot 36b s.v. klipei holds that fruit seeds are haetz but the Rashba Brachot 36b s.v. klipei argues that they aren't haetz. Shulchan Aruch 202:3 rule like the Tosfot but the Mishna Brurah 202:23 and Yalkut Yosef (Klalei Sefer Brachot pg 208-214) conclude that one should recite haadama on fruit seeds that are naturally sweet.
  28. Shuchan Aruch 202:3
  29. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 45
  30. Halachos of Brachos Handbook p. 46