Kosher salt crystals, SEM

Kosher salt crystals, SEM

H110/2988 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 50.0MB

Downloadable file size: 4.3MB


Credit: DR GARY GAUGLER/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Kosher salt crystals. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a grain of kosher salt (a form of the mineral sodium chloride, NaCl). Kosher salt is a coarse (large-grained) type. Because the grains consist of several crystals stuck together, they have a larger surface area than other types. This allows it to be used for absorbing liquids, such as in the curing of meats (including making meats kosher under Jewish food laws by removing blood traces - hence the name). Kosher salt also has a distinctive taste that is preferred by some cooks. Kosher salt is obtained from salt mines. Magnification: x140 when printed 10cm wide.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: chemical, chemistry, coloured, condiment, crystal, crystals, false-colour, false-coloured, food, grain, kosher salt, mineral, mineralogy, nacl, one, salt, scanning electron micrograph, scanning electron microscope, sem, single, sodium chloride, still life, still-life

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.