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Why do onions make you cry? — the chemistry and health benefits of onions
 

Why do onions make you cry? — the chemistry and health benefits of onions

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Many of us have cried over chopping onions. Do you know why they make your eyes water, though? Yes, yes, they have that pungent juice spraying up into your eyes. But do you know what’s in that mist…
 
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10 Nov 2016 - General
 
Have you ever wondered why onions sting your eyes and cause you to tear up? Here is an article to answer that daily encountered mystery. Just to share a technique on how to prevent this, try putting a small pile of salt or a cup of water beside your chopping board. Doing this trick will solve this problem! I am no chemist so I really don't know the rationale behind it but it works for us. Who among this group enjoys cooking too? Can you share with us some tip to prevent onions from making yo...
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