Eau D'Asparagus


Subject:
Fruits & Vegetables , Asparagus

Description:
This brief piece discusses the concern that eating asparagus makes urine "smell funny." Discusses the cause (a sulfur compound called mercaptan, "also found in rotten eggs, onions, garlic, and in the secretions of skunks"), the role of genetic makeup, and the nutritional benefits of asparagus. From a registered dietitian.

Creator:
Somer, Elizabeth

Publisher:
WebMD Inc.

Language:
English

Source:
http://www.webmd.com/content/article/43/1671_51089


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