Almond kernel, SEM

Almond kernel, SEM

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Caption: Almond kernel. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of a section through the kernel of an almond (Prunus dulcis). The kernel is the central part of the seed, containing the embryo. It is rich in fats and proteins to provide the new plant with nutrients during germination. Almonds contain up to 50 percent fat oil, which is stored in honey-combed chambers, the remains of which are seen. Protein is stored in the yellow protein bodies. Almond kernels are used as a food crop and as a source of oil, which is an effective moisturiser for dry skin. Almond is also used to treat kidney and gall stones. Magnification: x1500 when printed 10cm wide.

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