Close-up cuisine: Can you guess what food is under the microscope?

March 28, 2014 at 3:17 PM ET

What does the food we eat really look like? Self-professed “science nerd” and photographer Caren Alpert captures the intricacies of everyday eats using a scanning electron microscope. From almonds to cake sprinkles and more, take a look at some of her favorite shots.