• Question: why does bake beans make you fart-harry

    Asked by whharryandyaseer to Anil, Emma on 2 Jul 2012. This question was also asked by whserenandmacy.
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      Emma Trantham answered on 2 Jul 2012:

      It’s because there are certain sugars in baked beans that pass through the first bit of our intestine without getting digested by our bodies. Further down the intestine the sugars are fed on by the bacteria that live there. The bacteria feed on the sugars by fermenting them and this fermentation process produces all the gas!