Molecule of the Month: Pollen

Pollen is the source of all plant life on Earth. Coming in a different range of consistencies, colours, and types pollen is integral to not only the life cycle of the plant, but also serves agricultural purposes. Plants can undergo different types of reproduction, depending on whether their flowers contain both male and female sexContinue reading “Molecule of the Month: Pollen”

Molecule of the Month: Gluten

Breads, pastries and cakes are foods humans have been making and devouring for centuries. In particular, bread has been a central staple of our diet as scientists in 2018 discovered evidence of bread-making from a 14,000-year-old dig site1. One central component to breads and other baked goods is gluten. This molecule able to provide uniqueContinue reading “Molecule of the Month: Gluten”

Molecule of the Month: Tryptophan

TW: Article loosely discusses depression and low mood The holiday season is associated with many things, bright lights, dark nights, lazy Boxing Day mornings, questionably bad Christmas movies and finally, turkey. Undeniably, one of the best aspects of this season is the food – even coming from a person who doesn’t observe the holiday. RoastContinue reading “Molecule of the Month: Tryptophan”