Cinnamon Or Coincidence?

Decorating By DebJ812 Updated 2 Aug 2013 , 11:37pm by MBalaska

DebJ812 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 9:47pm
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ALast night I sifted dry ingredients for five carrot cakes including 2 t of cinnamon/batch. There was much sneezing. Last night my throat and nose were burning. Today I my sinuses are a mess. So... Cinnamon or coincidence--thoughts?

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icer101 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 10:05pm
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Maybe it is the cinnamon, because of sifting so much. I have never had that problem with cinnamon. Hope you feel better.

dawnybird Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 10:05pm
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Cinnamon can definitely be an irritant, just like pepper! It sounds like a reasonable explanation.
 

BatterUpCake Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 10:08pm
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believe it or not this was a fad earlier this year http://www.youtube.com/channel/HCnUzWlDduDYs Just proves people are stupid. The cinnamon challenge

DebJ812 Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 10:26pm
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AI've seen that on the news and heard people have been taken to the ER after. Idiots.

MBalaska Posted 2 Aug 2013 , 11:37pm
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My worse experience with cinnamon was with 'cinnamon oil' for a batch of homemade lollypops.  I added the cinnamon oil into the hot sugar syrup (just as I have previously with other flavorings) and it steamed up in a cloud and burned my face and neck.  It was a painful red burn to my skin, and it hurt.  I don't use liquid cinnamon extract or oil anymore.

 

I have never sifted cinnamon.  I stir it into the flour mix after sifting..  Cinnamon is very strong spice.

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