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Old 07-31-2008, 01:07 PM   #21
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I always associated that smell with cumin.
No, that's sweaty underarms
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No, that's sweaty underarms
You been hangin' around with people who hang upside down?
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You been hangin' around with people who hang upside down?
just overactive olfactory sense!
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Old 08-01-2008, 12:20 PM   #24
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It must be an individual thing. I've been grinding/using white peppercorns for years & have never had a problem with it's scent or taste being at all offensive.
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Old 08-01-2008, 04:58 PM   #25
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pyridine would not be formed from the oxidation of the other chemicals you mention; it is very volatile, so would not hang around. It has a vile smell, which when smelt, makes one want to chuck!

I have had black pepper which had a medicinal smell of mold, white pepper is just black pepper with the black husk removed.

I would either return the pepper, or chuck it. I would not use it again!!
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