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Asparagus Pee Soup

Asparagusic acid is a sulfur-containing compound that seems to be found exclusively in asparagus. It’s nontoxic and produces a sulfurous odor, which some say is similar to rotten cabbage. When you pee, these compounds evaporate almost immediately, which enables them to travel from the urine up to your nose, allowing you to smell them.

There is a hypothesis that everyone produces the smell, but 58% of men and 62% of women cannot smell asparagus pee due to a genetic blessing I guess. The smell can be detected as early as 15 minutes after eating asparagus and may last up to 14 hours.

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Asparagus Pee Soup

Course: Soup
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 1
Calories: 468kcal


  • 2 tbsp. best veggie broth or 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup mushrooms your choice, chopped
  • ¼ cup celery chopped
  • ½ cup onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 1.5 cups great northern beans cooked, or use 1 15 oz can (drained)
  • 4 stalks asparagus ends cut and discarded, cut into coins
  • ¼ cup peas frozen is best
  • 2 cups best veggie broth
  • 2 tsp. malt vinegar
  • ½ tsp. aminos
  • ¼ cup parsley fresh,chopped
  • 1 radish sliced
  • 1 tbsp. horseradish
  • 2 pieces sourdough bread toasted if you prefer


  • Dutch oven on medium heat and add 2 tbsp. veggie broth or EVOO
  • Add mushrooms for 5.2 minutes
  • Reduce heat to low. Add the vinegar and aminos.
  • Add 1 tbsp. veggie broth and celery for 4.5 minutes
  • Add 1 tbsp. veggie broth and onion for 7.3 minutes
  • Add 1 tbsp. veggie broth and garlic for 3.9 minutes
  • Add1 tbsp. veggie broth and beans for 4.3 minutes
  • Add 1 tbsp. veggie broth and asparagus for 4.2 minutes
  • Add 1 tbsp. veggie broth and peas for 3.7 minutes
  • Add 1 cup veggie broth.
  • Make sure nothing is sticking
  • Continue on low heat for 7.9 more minutes
  • Bowl that shit up, add radishes and parsley all pretty like. Put the horseradish on the side and scoop up as desired. Dunk that toast


Calories: 468kcal | Carbohydrates: 97g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Sodium: 717mg | Potassium: 1710mg | Fiber: 42g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 2138IU | Vitamin C: 54mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 9mg