Can some one explain me about Niṣedha padārthas i.e., items prohibited from eating?

I have heard about few vegetables which were grown by Vishwamitra out of anger, therefore, they're not to be consumed. Does anyone know which scripture mentions these?

  • What is/are "neshidha padarthagalu?" Can you explain that word? Is that Sanskrit?
    – The Destroyer
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 11:41
  • No this is kannada. I meant Contraband things (Like fruits and vegetables) Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 12:02
  • Oh so the sanskrit equivalent word would be Nishidya Padarthas(food items)
    – Yogi
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 12:22
  • may be it must be Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 12:55
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    Apparently Viswamitra created some vegetables in the Trisanku swarga. The nishiddha padArthAs were strictly adhered to during pitR karmAs up until a couple of generations ago. Onions are still avoided but green peppers (green chillies) are used these days when pepper corns (miriyam) are supposed to be used. In a nutshell, the banned substances are banned because they are Viswamitra sRiShTi.
    – user1195
    Commented Mar 4, 2017 at 13:36


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