Today's Medical Fact
Eating breakfast helps to burn calories throughout the day.
Human Urine Sauerkraut
In a blind taste test, 7 out of 20 people preferred the taste of sauerkraut made from urine fertilized cabbage. It may seem like a twisted prank of sorts, but the findings were actually part of a legitimate scientific study conducted by Finnish researchers.
The practice of fertilizing with human urine is not a new concept. Although the method is not commonly used today, it has been known since ancient times. Aside from the obvious repulsion factor in today’s germaphobic world, there are many benefits to using human urine as a fertilizer.
Not only is human urine organic, inexpensive, and abundant, but it is a good source of nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus that helps grows better crops than conventional chemical fertilizers. From a medical standpoint, healthy human urine is virtually sterile and does not pose any significant health threats. As for the taste of the food, not only does it not leave any distinctive flavor but many actually preferred the taste.
Perhaps it is time that fertilizing with human urine is given a new look. Not only can it benefit organic farming methods and help reduce our dependence on unhealthy chemical fertilizers, but it can also help third world countries protect their water sources and grow better crops.