Hi NIKKI; I think you may have the answer...I've noticed that some items w/cinnamon do not cause me trouble; dr had no answer or even a guess.
Since gvt. regulation does not require labling for casia; I will just continue to try tiny tastes of items containing" cinnamon" & hope for the best. I should probably look for imported cinnamon which might indeed be cinnamon & not cassia.Perhapsthat's why Mousaka eaten in aGreek/Turkish restaurant was non irritating.???
I've no idea about other evergreen allergies.Years ago ( 30+)I enjoyed one sloe gin fizzvw/o trouble but my cinnamon problem is recent ( 8 yrs)& I've no desire to try another sloe gin fizz.Interesting facts thatyou you shared;I lovet o increase my knowledge of many/varied topics.
In Response to Re: COCOA POWDER in CHILI?????/ HAVEYOU TRIED IT?????????????:
In Response to Re: COCOA POWDER in CHILI?????/ HAVEYOU TRIED IT????????????? : Ann, is it possible that the allergy you have is to what we call cinnamon but is not really cinnamon. Here is a bit of info. Both are bark from a small evergreen. Cassia is what we typically get here. Cassia is coarser and has a stronger less subtle flavor than cinnamon Labeling laws do not require that packages distinguish between cassia and cinnamon, so most of what is sold in the United States is actually cassia. Just curious are you allergic to other evergreen items? Juniper is one that comes to mind. (I have an aversion to juniper but not due to an allergy but a really bad hangover due to a few to many Sloe Gin Fizzes..and that was 30 years ago and I still cant stand the smell of gin!)
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