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Kitchen chemistry: Asparagus pee


A video explaining that asparagus should be cooked in butter rather than water because the molecules responsible for its flavour are water-soluble, and a worksheet about the molecules responsible for 'asparagus pee'.


A video looking at the effects of cooking asparagus


The Royal Society of Chemistry would like to thank the Discovery Channel for providing the video clips for this resource, and Twofour Productions for producing the clips.