Definitions

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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.

Etymologies

beet +‎ -uria (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Turnoffs: Earthy flavor, slippery texture, can turn urine a startling pink color (a phenomenon called beeturia).

    Local News from Tuscaloosa News

  • 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.

    Archive 2003-12-01

  • Beets Turn offs: Earthy flavor, slippery texture, can turn urine a startling pink color (a phenomenon called "beeturia").

    The Shad Plank

  • Hopefully most emergency room physicians are at least cognizant of beeturia.

    Herbal Triptych

  • I knew about the phenomenon of beeturia, but had never noticed it before.

    Urinary chemicals

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  • See also pee pink.

    January 21, 2013

  • passing of red or pink urine following ingestion of beets due to the presence of betalain pigments (e.g. betacyanins) in beetroot.

    January 21, 2013