Why Does Asparagus Make your Pee Smell?

Why Does Asparagus Make your Pee Smell?

Fascinating Food Trivia Explained With Science

Book - 2016
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The author of the chemistry blog Compound Interest provides scientific answers for frequently asked food questions.
Publisher: Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781612435510
Branch Call Number: 664.07 BRUNN
Characteristics: 143 pages : color illustrations ; 16 x 19 cm


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Jul 01, 2018

If you enjoy food trivia, you'll love this book. The book presents the complex food science in fairly down-to-earth language, but you'll need more than a passing knowledge of organic chemistry to get the most out of this book. Here are a couple of the most interesting facts that I learned: raw kidney beans are surprisingly poisonous; the popular myth that carrots improve your eyesight came from a British disinformation campaign during World War II to disguise the development of radar systems.

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