Photo Gallery: Microscopic Close-Ups of Food

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That’s a cake. No, really. With 320x magnification under an electron microscope, we can see deep inside this yummy slice. Mmm, sugar cube icebergs and crusty chocolate ravines! Professional food photographer Caren Alpert has “deconstructed” various deliciousness with scientific laboratory photo equipment, bringing you this series of extreme close up of organic and processed edibles. Check out giant orbs of sprinkles, womb-like folds of sun-dried tomatoes, and other magnificent surprises in our gallery. Hungry yet?

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.2, Chocolate Cake 2, 320x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.32, Shrimp Tail, 230x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.12, Cake Sprinkles, 65x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.31, Passionfruit, 32x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.5, Table Salt, 45x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.35, Sun-Dried Tomato 3, 250x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.33, Pineapple Leaf, 85x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.4, Fortune Cookie, 150x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.1, Blueberry, 19x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.8, Almond, 110x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.24, Oreo, 15x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.15, Brussel Sprout, 110x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.10, Kiwi Seed, 320x Magnification

Caren Alpert, Terra Cibus No.37, French’s Fried Onion, 300x Magnification