February 15, 2020

Sesame Seed

Macro and Micro Picture of the Day 2020-02-15

Here is sesame seed (Sesamum indicum). It is considered the oldest oilseed crop known to humanity. The plant is drought tolerant and native to India. The seed grows in pods which contain large numbers of them, and each seed has an outer shell which is removed. The seeds pictured measure about 2 by 3 mm.

Equipment used: Canon EOS Rebel T5i with 49 mm long extension tube.

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