While I was reading up about the wonders of the noble, nutritious beet, I found a Wikipedia article about beeturia. Apparently some people don't break down betalain pigments, and they pass right through. Sometimes as a deeply alarming blood red color.

I am so glad I read that before it became an issue. As hilarious as a trip to the hospital would have been in retrospect, I can't afford to pay out of pocket for that kind of comedy gold.
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From: [personal profile] rainbow


Yes. I do *not* break down the pigments.

If you don't, it's a good way to check your intestinal transit time, if that's ever a concern. *g*


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