Asparagus coming into season is a joy for many. Not only is asparagus delicious, but it's a good source of fiber, folate, vitamins A & K, cancer fighting glutathione, and antioxidants. That's just a partial list of its benefits! Asparagus does have a very small downside. It can make your urine smell a bit strange! You can thank the naturally occurring asparagusic acid (unique to asparagus) and the human body's conversion of it into various sulfur containing compounds. See the links below for more on the phenomenon of "asparagus pee" and for general knowledge on this fabulous vegetable, including its extensive nutritional information. Bottom line is that the affect is both temporary and harmless, so eat your asparagus!
Smithsonian Magazine: Why Asparagus Makes Your Urine Smell
Asparagus - Wikipedia
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