Did You Know That Asparagus Was Used In The First World War? Here’s The Reason Why.
Asparagus is not just packed with health benefits; it’s also used during First World War.
During the First World War, asparagus was used to be included in an emergency kit of American soldiers so that if they were stranded near bodies of water they will consume the asparagus. After that, they will urinate in the water and catch some fish to eat because there is a chemical found in asparagus that attracts fish.
Asparagus is a perennial plant of the lily family having many branched stems, minute scale like leaves, and narrow usually filiform branchlets that function as leaves. It is widely cultivated because of its edible young shoots. It has very few calories, contains antioxidants and also filled with vitamins A, B6, C, E, and K.
Asparagus contains mercaptan that is a powerful chemical attractants that passes to the urine. The smell of asparagus is present in the urine in just fifteen to thirty minutes after eating. The urine becomespotentially odorous because of the presence of this compound which passes through the body.
However, not everyone can detect the odor. Based on a study, only about 10 percent could detect the asparagus even if the urine was highly diluted. Only 22 percent of the population have the autosomal genes required in order to detect the smell.