Seeking asparagus info

Karen Paulsell karenp at sybase.com
Wed Mar 9 12:43:59 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.

Saw something, maybe in the most recent Organic Gardening...it's
not the odor in the urine that's specific to individuals, but the
ability to _smell_ the odor. Everyone who eats asparagus gets
these compounds in their pee, but only some of us can smell  it.



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