Thursday, April 21, 2011

Butyric acid, the chemical responsible for that fresh vomit smell

"Butyric acid is found in butter, parmesan cheese, vomit, and as a product of anaerobic fermentation (including in the colon and as body odor)." Butyric acid's owes its chemical prefix -but to its presence in rancid butter and is found in various wines.

Source: Wikipedia

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