Dried Apricots Make You Fart
Eat one dried apricot and you will be ok. Eat more than a handful and get ready for the fireworks because you will be farting like crazy! In my experience these are one of the most gas inducing foods on the planet.
I will never forget the day I was introduced to these dried fruit little trouble makers. My coworker who sat in the cubicle behind me offered a bag to me one day. She said she didn’t like them and that I could have them. I didn’t think anything about this seemingly innocent offer and took them without hesitation.
After going to the gym after work I was starving and I remembered that I had the apricots so I ate a couple while driving home. I thought to myself these are delicious so I decided to have a few more. Before I knew it I had finished off the bag.
It was a Friday night so I was watching a movie at home when all of a sudden I felt some major rumbling and churning in my stomach.
I didn’t think to much of it and kept watching the movie. Then it rumbled again even more violently and then I let out one of the loudest and stinkiest farts of my life! It was unreal. My wife heard it downstairs and asked me what the hell was going on. I then proceeded to rip the loudest raunchiest farts ever for the next several hours. Some of these were 5-10 seconds long. These were deep loud rumbling farts from the depths of hell. At one point I thought the gas would never stop.
I don’t mind ripping the occasional loud fart since it feels good to relieve the pressure but the gas caused by this dried fruit is absolutely ridiculous. Just know these were the really loud moist farts that feel as if your anus is about to rip apart. Some of them were so bad I surprised and disgusted myself. I even woke myself up a few times at night with the loud decibels caused by my own farts!
They also have quite the laxative effect so watch out for diarrhea.
Sometimes I wonder if my coworker knew this would happen when she offered me these delicious little devils? Consider yourself warned.
If you really want to fart alot eat them but you will want to crack a window. If you don’t, try not to eat more than a couple at a time. If you get carried away you only have yourself to blame. Ha!
Why Do Dried Apricots Make You Gassy?
Dried apricots contain a sugar alcohol called sorbitol that is hard to digest and can make you incredibly gassy. Sorbitol is sometimes given to patients in the hospital as a laxative to constipated patients so that should tell you how powerful it is!
Most dried apricots also contain sulfur dioxide which give them their bright orange color but can also wreak havoc on your digestive system and create massive amounts of gas.
Dried fruit is also dense in fiber which really gets things moving.
This trifecta of sorbital, sulfur dioxide, and high fiber content will turn you into a non-stop farting machine if you are not careful and eat more than a few!
Listen to this hilarious podcast epsiode from Jacked on the Beanstalk by vegan fitness guru Samantha Shorkey. She talks about her experience after eating a fart inducing bag of dried apricots!
Here is a list of the gassiest foods.
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