This story now
IN Lifestyle ON 30 Aug, 2016
Ever wondered why do tears roll down from eyes while chopping onions? It's because onions being grown underground extract a lot of sulfur from the earth and when it comes in direct contact with eyes, it causes burning sensation and irritation in eyes, making eyes watery.
But this irritation can be avoided by trying some tips and tricks. I've compiled such tricks here which will give you, "No More Tears."
You can also try- Put Onions In Your Socks While Sleeping And See, The Unexpected Results!
To successfully chop onions without shedding tears, light a candle before chopping so that the flame can absorb the gases that cause irritation in eyes.
It is said that chopping yellow onions tend to cause more irritation in eyes than the red ones. Therefore, choose less pungent onions.
Chopping onions underwater may prevent sulphuric compounds from reaching eyes that form tears.
Refrigerating onions 15 minutes before chopping can reduce the level of irritation.
I may sound silly but this really works! Just hold matchstick between your teeth while chopping the onions as the gas emitted by the onions can be absorbed by the tip of a matchstick.
Keeping bread between the mouth will absorb the sulphuric compounds released by onions and reduce the irritation.