The mere thought of chopping onions can bring you to tears, literally!
…ever wondered why?
The tearing agent is your body’s chemical defense.
When you slice an onion, it ruptures onion cells, a pungent juice sprays up into your eyes releasing a chemical irritant (amino acid sulphoxides). These re-form to make a gas and come in contact with your eyes-glands, it stings and the eye responds by producing tears to cleanse itself.
Well! … the truth is that there is no practical way to completely eliminate eye irritation, but there are a few things you can do to make it better.
Onion bring great flavor to foods, so don’t stop chopping… just use these tips and cry a little less!