I’ve read every post I can find on this topic but still can’t understand how people have been able to use masa harina. I have no qualms with the taste, or the sensation of grittiness, but on multiple occasions, after a single drink, I’ve been left with a day-long throat irritation, painful swallowing, and sore throat.
I feel like I’ve tried every single conventional recommendation for reducing irritation:
- I’m using Maseca brand
- I’m letting it sit overnight
- I’m using a blender
- I’ve used various blends with coconut flour
- I’ve mixed oil (MCT) in both the night before and right before consumption
- I’ve tried using warm water for better dissolving
How is it that People Chow and Masa Harina can be so popular in the DIY soylent community when instant sore throat is a side effect? How is it that my experience has been so different from what seems to be the norm, given how relatively few topics there are on it?
Seriously looking for help or advice on how to remedy this situation, I have 6 lbs of masa and I like it conceptually, I just can’t live with this annoyance. Is this an allergy or something that I’m not realizing?