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"The food that signals the arrival of spring for me is asparagus," says Nicole Jolly of How Does It Grow, the nonprofit education initiative dedicated to "telling the story of our food from field to fork."
Here at EcoWatch we've highlighted their other popular videos on how apples are grown, the health benefits of mushrooms, how farmers keep cauliflower white, the immune-boosting benefits of garlic and how cranberries are one of the world's most powerful antioxidants.
Now, How Does It Grow has put out their latest video on the delicious spring vegetable asparagus, which is loaded with folate, essential for a healthy diet, especially for pregnant women. "It's also a diarrhetic, which means if you eat enough of this stuff, it is going to make you pee," says Jolly.
"Asparagus pee. You know what I mean," says Jolly. "That startling odor that perfumes your urine after you've eaten asparagus." We all know that pungent smell our urine gets after eating asparagus. So, seriously, what is up with that?
"Well," says Jolly, "you'd be surprised just how much research scientists have done to get to the bottom of this."
Find out what scientists have to say about it here:
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