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Toasting coconut - fumes

stilton May 27, 2008 03:54 PM

I was toasting some pre-shredded coconut in the oven and when I opened the door to check on it, I felt like I got hit by pepper spray. Eyes watery, plus a burning sensation in the sinus cavities. It lasted a few seconds then the pain went away and things resumed smelling like lovely coconut. I think I better hold my breath and close my eyes while leaning as far away from the oven as possible next time! Does anyone else get this reaction?

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  1. Non Cognomina RE: stilton May 27, 2008 07:28 PM

    Had the coconut been treated with sulfur dioxide?

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      stilton RE: Non Cognomina May 27, 2008 08:08 PM

      No. It's just dessicated coconut and sugar.

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