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- n. The passing of red or pink urine after eating beetroot, caused by the excretion of betalain (betacyanin) pigments such as betanin.
Turnoffs: Earthy flavor, slippery texture, can turn urine a startling pink color (a phenomenon called beeturia).
From the journal Drug Metabolism and Disposition (a.k.a. DMD) Food Idiosyncrasies: Beetroot and Asparagus: interesting paper on genetic differences in food metabolism. 10% of people experience 'beeturia' (red urine after eating beetroot) - and as to the notorious effect of asparagus, well, the plot thickens.
Beets Turn offs: Earthy flavor, slippery texture, can turn urine a startling pink color (a phenomenon called "beeturia").
Hopefully most emergency room physicians are at least cognizant of beeturia.
I knew about the phenomenon of beeturia, but had never noticed it before.