Ever wonder why your pee smells after you eat asparagus?

People ask me this queAsparagusstion all the time. If you feel weird that you clicked to find out the answer...trust me, you're not alone! Asparagus contains a sulfurous compound called mercaptan (which is also found in rotten eggs, onions and garlic). When your digestive system breaks down mercaptan, the by-products of this process cause that strange smell (sometimes within 15-30 minutes of consumption). Interestingly, asparagus doesn't have this effect on everyone. Some individuals simply do not possess the gene responsible for the enzyme that breaks mercaptan into it's more pungent parts. Enjoy sharing that one with your friends :) Eat Well!


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