Colour-enhanced Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) showing blackcurrant pollen. The blackcurrant (Ribes nigrum) is a woody shrub in the family Grossulariaceae grown for its piquant berries. It is native to temperate parts of central and northern Europe and northern Asia. The fruit is rich in vitamin C, various other nutrients, phytochemicals and antioxidants. Blackcurrants can be eaten raw but are usually cooked in a variety of sweet or savory dishes. Image width 160 micrometers. Magnification: 625x if the image is printed 10 cm wide.
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