Chia Pets, the Next Generation: Edible Hot Dogs

A new research study about hot dogs conjures memories of the once-popular Chia Pets:

Strategies for incorporation of chia (Salvia hispanica L.) in frankfurters as a health-promoting ingredient,” T. Pintado, A.M. Herrero, F. Jiménez-Colmenero, C. Ruiz-Capillas, Meat Science, epub December 19, 2015. The authors are at the Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC), Madrid, Spain.