10 Amazing MRI Stills of Fruits and Vegetables

Tomato MRI© Inside Insides

As conscious eaters you know your farmers, and what goes into your food. But have you ever looked inside the food you eat? These fascinating MRI images of all of our favorite fruits and vegetables come from Andy Ellison. He's an MRI technologist at Boston University Medical School and has been posting these images on his blog, Inside Insides, he manually acquires from a research only Philips 3 Tesla MRI he runs.

1. Tomato

Animated tomato MRI© Inside Insides

In order to spare your computers, the images below will be stills, but I'll provide you with links so you can explore the insides of more fruits, vegetables, and flowers.

2. Pomegranate

Pomegranate MRI© Inside Insides

3. Pineapple

Pineapple MRI© Inside Insides

4. Banana

Banana MRI© Insides Insides

5. Onion

Onion MRI© Inside Insides

6. Melon

Melon MRI© Inside Insides

7. Cucumber

Cucumber MRI© Inside Insides

8. Watermelon

Watermelon MRI © Inside Insides

9. Corn

Corn MRI image© Inside Insides

10. Heirloom tomato

heirloom tomato MRI © Inside Insides

Colossal and io9 both alerted me to these wonderful--and sometimes frightening--MRI images, but do check out Inside Insides for the full collection of MRI stills and animated gifs of fruits, flowers, vegetables and plants.

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