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In Chapter 5, onion and garlic are mentioned in the list of forbidden foods in Manu Smriti. "Garlic, leeks, onions, and mushrooms are foods forbidden to twice-born persons (Brahmins); and so is anything growing in an impure medium." - Manu Smriti 5.5 "By eating mushrooms, a village hog, garlic, a village fowl, onion, or leek intentionally, a ...

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