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Logarithmic Spirals From the Garden

For lunch today.
"…Romanesco broccoli resembles a cauliflower, but is of a light green colour…with the branched meristems making a logarithmic spiral. In this sense the broccoli's shape approximates a natural fractal; each bud is composed of a series of smaller buds, all arranged in yet another logarithmic spiral. This self-similar pattern continues at several smaller levels. The vegetable is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, dietary fiber and carotenoids.…The number of spirals on the head of Romanesco broccoli is a Fibonacci number.…"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romanesco_broccoli

1 comment :

Anonymous said...

wish my garden would grow something like that..

all I can say, is enjoy, it almost looks to artistic to eat...

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