beeturia


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bee·tu·ri·a

(bē-tyū'rē-ă), [MIM*109600]
Urinary excretion of betacyanin after ingestion of beets, found in most iron deficient, and in some otherwise normal people.
Synonym(s): betacyaninuria

beeturia

(bēt-ū′rē-ă)
Deep red or pink coloration of urine caused by betanin, the pigment in beets. This condition is common in iron-deficient adults and children and can occur after ingestion of even one beet.
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6 Beeturia, the dark red pigment in beetroot, passes straight through your system and out into your urine which becomes dark pink in colour.
Beets can temporarily turn some people's urine a pink or reddish color, a condition called beeturia.
In around one in 10 people, consuming beets will result in deep pink urine, known as beeturia.