Manu RIshi talks about prohibited food items in Manu Smriti verse 5.5, the original verse is

लशुनं गृञ्जनं चैव पलाण्डुं कवकानि च । अभक्ष्याणि द्विजातीनाममेध्यप्रभवानि च ॥ ५ ॥

Garlic, leeks and onions, mushrooms and all that proceeds from impure things, are unfit to re eaten by twice-born men. Manu Smriti 5.5

The gloss by medhatithi does not specify as to what those impure substances/things are.

What are those impure substances/things discussed in this verse, please provide proper scriptural citations to support your answer.

  • because onions/garlic apparently grew from go-mamsa which was not given in yagna - quora.com/… . mushroom, grows on waste remains like feces – ram Jun 24 '17 at 22:09
  • @ram You want me to believe in Quora??! Yeah I don't care about mushroom it's a filthy fungus. – Yogi Jun 25 '17 at 4:43
  • u don't have to believe Quora, but u can follow the trace of references the Quora answer gives – ram Jun 25 '17 at 4:47
  • @ram btw are you a sri Vaishnava? – Yogi Jun 25 '17 at 12:20
  • i'm born in that type of family – ram Jun 25 '17 at 22:39

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