Monday, April 25, 2016

Apple under the Microscope

The apple is the fruit from the apple tree, a deciduous tree in the rose family. The apple tree originated in the Middle East about 4,000 years ago, and is one of the oldest known fruits.

As with the old adage, "An Apple a Day Keeps the Doctor Away" the apple is a powerhouse of nutrients with a great source of fiber, vitamin C, heart-healthy potassium, B-complex vitamins, phytonutrients, antioxidants, and many more health and medicinal benefits.

The vitamins present in apples are the key in maintaining red blood cells and keeping the nervous system in good health. The nutrients in apples are unduly present in the skin of the apple, which is the most valuable part of the fruit with respect to its nutrient substance.

The images below are of a cross section of an apple on a prepared slide under the UX-1D plan achromat digital microscope.

Microscopy image of an apple under the microscope at 40x.
Apple under the UX-1D digital microscope at 40x

Microscpy image of an apple at 100x.
Apple under the UX-1D digital microscope at 100x

Micorsocpy image of an apple at 400x by Microscope World.
Apple under the UX-1D digital microscope at 400x

For more information on digital microscopes contact Microscope World.