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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...


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call-note
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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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