Asparagine

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Asparagine is one of the 20 most common natural amino acids on Earth. It is considered a non-essential amino acid.

Asparagine was the first amino acid to be isolated and it was obtained from asparagus juice-hence the name.

Some researchers believe this compound is responsible for the strong odor often produced in urine after asparagus is eaten. It is also thought to have a diuretic effect.

Asparagine - Found in:

Asparagus, Eggs, Grass-Fed Beef, Chicken, Turkey,
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References 
National Library of Medicine. Pub Chem Compound Summary. http://pubchem.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/summary/summary.cgi?cid=6267

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Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

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