Why does asparagus make your urine smell funny?

Philippines
May 16, 2007 12:06pm CST
Fact: Asparagus contains large quantity of aspartic acid, which is carried through your kidneys and excreted, producing a distictive odor. There's nothing harmful about it - so don't avoid one of the best vegetables around.
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@lightningMD (5937)
• United States
16 May 07
i dont like asparagus,but my husband does. It make other body fluids taste funny too. My four year old grandaughter loves it but she calls it grass. She often asks for grass and trees for dinner. Asparagus and broccolli.
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• Philippines
16 May 07
hahaha! That's cute. Thanks lightningMD for the added info:)
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• United States
16 May 07
You're right it does make other body fluids taste funny too, isn't that weird?
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• Philippines
17 May 07
children really have a funny way of naming things. we find their way cute and we give them hugs for that. grass and trees for favorite foods. how nice that can be. i love the sound of it.
• Philippines
17 May 07
i have noticed this happening to me before. perhaps it is because i never took plenty in one sitting. this is also the first time i have heard about aspartic acid. obviously, it is derived from asparagus. thank you for this information.
@CatNPK (461)
• United States
16 May 07
Eat a ton of it, and your whole body will smell funny from excreting "asparagus" in your sweat. Haha, still love it though!