False Colored digital image of sepia ink on watercolor paper drawing of crystallized ginger candy (ginger and cane sugar), as seen through a scanning electron microscope. Crystallized ginger no longer conforms to the natural, hollow honeycomb pattern found in raw ginger. It has been transformed into the irregular swollen forms seen here. The scale of the drawing is over 2000X.
This image forms part of a series of work "Raw to Processed" which considers food and its relationship to health, looking at patterns in the structure of food and how these change when food is processed.
Collection: Wellcome Images