The image is of skin cells of Onion.
Thanks for all who guess the microscopic image of the food item, and commented. The prize for this week goes to J, who won an assorted variety of John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks.
This layered vegetable comes from underneath the earth and ubiquitous across the world. Cutting this can make people cry, but eating it is full of umami delight. This biennial plant is related to shallots, scallions, chives, garlic, and leeks. Over the years, epidermal cells of this bulb are widely used in introductory biology classes to introduce microscopy. What is this vegetable?
This week’s FoodScope prize is assortment of six bestselling John Wm. Macy’s CheeseSticks
Image of the whole onion based on photograph of S. Webster
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