Science Scrapbook

Science Scrapbook episode

Thu, 15th Dec 2011

Why do sprouts make you fart?

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Every Christmas, one vegetable divides opinion Brussels sprouts. Some of us love them, some of us hate them, but eating them can have some embarrassing consequences. In this Naked science Scrapbook, we find out why sprouts cause flatulence and what makes sprout-induced gas such an offensive addition to the Christmas table...

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