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Chemical Reaction or Mold?

NotBlaine | Jun 1, 2010 10:00 AM

Yesterday I made a whole wheat soda bread, though this time I added sunflower seeds.

The recipe is:

2c Whole Wheat flour
2c AP flour
1c Buttermilk
1 egg
Stick of butter
Baking powder, soda, sugar and salt.
50g sunflower seeds

All the ingredients are fresh (just opened the milk), and the bread was put in a zip lock bag after cooling. Looking at it today, all of the bread around the seeds has turned bright green. I used a bag of shelled, salted, Planters Sunflower Kernels.

I did eat a seed (I picked one out and ate it before seeing the discoloration in day light) and I didn't notice any off taste.

Can anyone drop some food science on this? A reaction between the buttermilk and seeds? Something from the preservatives in the seeds and the egg? Super fast growing mold?

Thanks!

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