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2010-07-01 05:55:00

A gel made from chia seeds -- the same seeds that are used in the popular Chia Pet line -- may start sprouting up in a very unexpected place: cake recipes! A new study has found that the chia seed gel may work as a substitute for eggs or oil in cakes to reduce the fat content. The study's authors, led by Dr. Rafael Borneo, from the Center of Excellence in Products and Processes C³rdoba in Argentina, experimented with cake recipes that substituted 25 percent, 50 percent, or 75 percent...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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