History of Kitniyot

Question

When was the law for Aashkenazim of not eating Kitniyot introduced? I have been told it is only about 300 years ago that this custom started.

 

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  1. The issue of Kitniot is much earlier than three hundred years. There are responsa that were written seven hundred years ago that make it clear that the Ashkenazic communities at the time were careful not to eat Kitniot on Pesach.

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