Don’t cry over cut onions! My brother told me about this simple trick you can use to process large batches of eye-burning onions without shedding a tear. In case you don’t have the “trick” item on hand, I have other options that work pretty well to help you cut onions without tears, too.
Why do onions make you cry?
Short answer: Onions make you cry because they release a sulfenic acid in gaseous form. Yup – acidic gas. Tears are our bodies natural protection. [Read more…]