No More Tears!!
- 6 Months ago
What comes to your mind when I say "cutting onions"? That's right! All you can think of is tears, burning eyes and a running nose. Cutting onions may seem like the most painful part of cooking but not anymore!
When you cut onions, the cells break and release their contents. The enzymes in the onions are now free to mix with sulfenic acid to produce propanethiol S-oxide. Tears are caused by propanethiol S-oxide which is a volatile sulfur compound that wafts towards your eyes. This gas reacts with the water in your tears to form sulfuric acid which burns and stimulates the production of more tears to wash away the irritant.
Here are a few tips to avoid those painful tears while cutting onions!