The photograph shows honey crystals under polarized light. It was taken with ZEISS Axio Imager.Z1.
The photograph shows honey crystals under polarized light. It was taken with ZEISS Axio Imager.Z1. Some food components are birefringent, including starch, fats, plant cell walls, muscle fibres and many flavouring ingredients. Crystalline materials of this kind can be imaged particularly well using polarization contrast. ( Source: Zeiss )