I Ate Asparagus Last Night and Guess What? My Pee Smells Awful!
I know...TMI-Too Much Information, but I had to share how this delicious vegetable doesn't smell so delicious the next morning!
I guess I'm normal. (Please don't ask my wife if I am, you'll get a totally different answer!) According to the website webmd.com, after eating asparugus, your urine will most likely smell a little different.
In a quote from 1913 by French novelist Marcel Proust, he says asparagus "transforms my chamber-pot into a flask of perfume." I'm not really sure that this is something that I would want to gather and distribute as a perfume but to each his/her own.
According to information on the webmd.com website, approximately 22%-50% have the unusual smell after consuming asparagus. In fact, "researchers believe that, during digestion, the vegetable's sulfurous amino acids break down into smelly chemical components in all people. And because those components are "volatile," meaning airborne, the odor wafts upward as the urine leaves the body and can be detected as soon as 15 minutes after you eat this spring delicacy."
So if you've noticed this pungent odor after a meal including aspargaus, know you know why. You're welcome.