Biomimetics and Biomimicry in Engineering

Eating fractals

In Comment on 2013/09/04 at 10:30 am

Romanesco has an interesting texture, and it is form that makes it the special member of the broccoli family.



It is a fractal vegetable: the smallest cone is replicated in shape by the cone which groups mini-cones, and this cone is part of a set of cones that forms another cone, … and so on, until you get the whole plant.


Detail of fractal structure

More on fractal food here and here


Pattern of growth [1]

Ref [1]: ‘Cult of Romanesco’ link


  1. It does look like broccoli.

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