Melanin is worth $ 428.00 a gram)
Bar chart showing the historical rise of melanin value compared to gold since 2014.
Did you know Melanin, the aromatic bio polymer and organic semiconductor responsible for human skin tone, the color of Black cats, Angus cattle, crickets and crows has a dollar value? It does. When we first looked into the dollar value of melanin it was listed as $353 a gram.
The Oduno Scale is a graphic representation of melanin’s price per gram compared to gold, silver, platinum, palladium, coltan and bronze.
At $419 a gram melanin is worth more than gold, silver, platinum, palladium, rhodium, and coltan. A gram of gold is $39.27. Melanin is worth over $380 a gram more than gold. An ounce of gold is priced at $1,322.30 while an ounce of melanin is worth $13,408. A pound of melanin is worth $214,528. A kilo of gold is $42,512.90 but a kilogram of melanin is worth $419,000. Three kilos of melanin is worth $1,257,000. Knowing melanin is worth over $380 a gram more than gold can lead to an elevated sense of self esteem, self worth and healing from the emotional and psychological effects of the maafa which we refer to as Mchakato wa Uponyaji (the process of healing.)
On a global scale, the dollar value of melanin is causing a quantum shift in awareness, perception and power. The shift is not occurring for everyone, however. There must be a willingness to grow. Be aware there is an awareness beyond the present state. Realize there are perceptions yet to be perceived. Let go of limitations.
Those unwilling to do so will never know how evolution left them behind. The dollar value of melanin lets us know all we have is potential.
The melanin being sold comes from the ink of Sepia Officinalis, a cephalopod. Cephalopods like squids, octupus and cuttlefish squirt melanin loaded ink from their sacs as a smoke screen to camouflage their escape from predators.
Screenshot from chemical company website showing melanin has increased in value since January 2018. Melanin is currently worth $419.00 a gram. That is an increase of $12 in less than a year.
Meme telling us melanin is worth $428 a gram. That is over $380 a gram more than gold. Melanin is worth more than gold, silver, platinum, palladium and rhodium…COMBINED!!!
Human beings are NOT earth’s only source of melanin!!!
Melanin with wings. Crows are black because of the melanin in their feathers.
Black cats are black because of melanin too. This beautiful creature has been maligned for centuries because of the melanin content of its fur.
Melanin panther. The mere image of this creature radiates a sense of power.
Fossil melanin — Found in 100 million year old rocks in Brazil. Melanin is still in this striped fossil feather. It’s coloration was originally thought to be carbon. That proves melanin and carbon are not the same. Compared to recent woodpecker feather with melanosomes in dark, but not light, areas.
Credit: J. Vinther/Yale University