In GIST / Health Tips by stephen abiodun on the 12th, May, 2017

5 Easy Ways to Cut an Onions Without Crying

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As we chop up an onion, it releases enzymes that act as catalysts for us weeping over your kitchen counter.

When these molecules are released they form a type of acid which then reacts with the air – the resulting gas hits your eye, reacting with the water there to create sulphuric acid, which burns.

This leads to more tears as your eyes tries to get rid of the stinging.

How can you chop and onion without crying?

There are a few tips and tricks you can employ to prevent sobbing your eyes out every time you need to cook up an onion-filled dish.

1. Light a candle
The idea is that the flame will get rid of some of the fumes which cause the gas.

Without them, you shouldn’t have as much of a problem.

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