Thursday, April 17, 2014

Food under a microscope

This is a collection of posts with photos of food or food compounds under a microscope. Many of them are chemicals used as additive for conservation or coloring. The photos are made on a polarization microscope and show crystallized, dry samples. The structures become colored and visible by the polarized light. Few are extracted by micro-sublimation (like caffeine). Sometimes it's incredible what we eat every day, some samples form very aesthetic and surprising structures. The collection has no scientific purpose and is made of samples that can be found in products of daily life.

Sugar under the microscope
Vanillin sugar.
The collection is in alphabetical order and will be expanded in the near future:

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