I thought about a way to help me explain the foods chosen. I have made beanbags in the shape of a highlighted active ingredient. Each beanbag is scented with the food it represents and the colour corresponds with the compounds in their natural form. The ingredients represented are;
Allicin present in chives:
Lovastatin present in Oyster mushroom:
Melatonin present in Cherries:
Vanillin present in Vanilla:
Fillings comprise of pearl barley scented with extracts from each plant.
The Vanilla and Chives bags were easy to scent, the flavours are very powerful. Mushroom does not have a very strong scent, it’s more earthy than anything. The only problem I had was Cherry – the natural fruit extract did not have a very strong scent so I have added some cherry sweets to help provide a bit of a boost!
My website shows a random beanbag on each refresh.