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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Beeturia, the dark red pigment in beetroot passes straight through your system and out into urine which becomes dark pink in colour.
Beets can temporarily turn some people's urine a pink or reddish color, a condition called beeturia.
This metabolic idiosyncrasy ("beeturia") occurs only in some people and may be an inherited trait.
In around one in 10 people, consuming beetroot will result in deep pink urine, known as beeturia.
6 Beeturia, the dark red pigment in beetroot, passes straight through your system and out into your urine which becomes dark pink in colour.