capsaicin Phytochemical microscopy

If you decide to hang out indoors this week, take a look at this Florida State University gallery of phytochemical micrographs- micrographs are photographs taken through microscopes; phytochemicals are chemicals produced by plants.

Capsaicin – This chili pepper-derived spice packs the wallop in your hot tamale, but it is also a digestive aid, a topical painkiller, and a potential cancer-fighting compound.

I love this picture, it looks like some wonderful textile art.

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