What are Jelly Cubes made from?

imageA while ago Kam made a jelly with his gran.  That led to a question about jelly and whether it melts or dissolves.  We wrote a post about this.

Yesterday Kam made another jelly with gran.
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Do Jelly Cubes Dissolve or Melt?

Jelly cubes dissolve
Dissolving Jelly Cubes

Hum, another brain teaser for us to ponder over.

We’ve been making jelly with gran.  You’ve been fascinated by the jelly cubes – look they have dissolved, how long will it take to set into a wibbly wobbly jelly and a host of other questions.

Well, let the investigations begin.  Do they dissolve or do they melt, why does the jelly set, how long does it take?
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How is Chana made?

We are talking about roasted chana. Where does it come from and what happens before it gets into my nursery bag?

Chana, Gram or Chickpea plant
Chana plant growing.

Chana is a legume or pulse, it grows on plants.  Chana peas grow inside seedpods. Each seedpod contains two or three peas.  It is eaten widely in Asia and was used by Ancient Egyptians.  India grows the most Chana worldwide, but they also import the most.  So, it’s safe to say that Indian people love Chana!

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