Recently I had the most earth-shattering encounter with food. My oh my, what an experience!
I went to an organization where food was provided. On day 1, I had jam and butter with bread. For lunch and dinner I had fish. The fish was really good. It’s a thick rich white-fleshed fillet and super yummy. Kinda like cod fish but not.
Next morning, when I farted, with the additional of wind, out came some yellowish discharge. Initially I thought I have pooped in my pants and the yellow-orange thingy is diarrhea. About 10 minutes later, I farted again and yes, you guess it out came this yellow-orange thingy. I didn’t panic though. Remembering what I ate the night before, I figured the culprit must be the butter because that’s the only thing in yellow. Also thankfully I had menstrual pad with me.
So the next morning, I cleverly ignored the butter and only had jam with bread. The yellow-orangey discharge stopped coming and I was feeling victorious. “Oh yes, butter must be it. Good thing I’m smart.”
But the very next day and next and next day… I farted a lot and out came the yucky discharge again. It came in a string of waves. I also began to realize the yellow-orange discharge is oil. At the same time I was getting more fascinated with the delicious fish I had almost daily. Finally, I asked the cook what kind of fish it is. I was told it was butterfish. I planned to concoct something with this fish in my kitchen when I get my hands on them I told myself.
Then one day, I decided to search “oily fart” and WHAM BAM!!!!!!!
Many people has experienced this. “Fhew I’m not alone.”
And the culprit is…
Now I was like “Arggh no wonder the oil smell like fish oil”. LOL Actually my toilet smell like fish oil. Hehe
And it’s not butterfish. Escolar is the real culprit which is often mislabeled as butterfish or white tuna. What I had was keriorrhea, the oily fart/diarrhea.
Escolar – you had me at hello
Turns out the wax esters (in Escolar diet) is so difficult to digest and it builds up in the fish. The yellow-orange discharge is the consumption of indigestible wax esters in Escolar!
No more Escolar for me. Enough torture. But yes to butterfish. I just have to buy the real one. If I tell you which organization serve this fish, you’ll get a BIG shock.
p/s: Now and then when I farted, I always think of the oily fart… in case there’s still some leftovers in my intestine. 😛
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