Seeking asparagus info
bae at oci.utoronto.ca
Tue Mar 8 13:28:21 EST 1994
In article <2ldrhe$6g0 at franklin.cc.utas.edu.au> piggy at hilbert.maths.utas.edu.au (La Monte Yarroll) writes:
>There is something in aparagus which causes a specific odour in urine
>in certain individuals. Does anybody know what this substance is?
>We would appreciate any information on asparagus or related species.
There was a discusssion about this a few years ago on the net. Someone
posted a reference. When the chemists examined the urine of those who do
and those who don't, they found out that *everybody* produces this compound
after eating asparagus, but only some people can smell it!
Sorry, I didn't save the discussion, but perhaps someone else did.
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