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9 Interesting Ways To Avoid Tears While Chopping Onions 

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!

9 Interesting Ways To Avoid Tears While Chopping Onions 

9 Interesting Ways To Avoid Tears While Chopping Onions 

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1. Light a candle.

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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. 

2. Select less caustic onions

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It is said that chopping yellow onions tend to cause more irritation in eyes than the red ones. Therefore, choose less pungent onions.

3. Chop onions underwater

3. Chop onions underwater

Chopping onions underwater may prevent sulphuric compounds from reaching eyes that form tears.

4. Freeze the onions before chopping 

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Refrigerating onions 15 minutes before chopping can reduce the level of irritation.

5. Keeping the roots intact. 

5. Keeping the roots intact. 

This will help in preventing the tears from coming down. 

6. Keep an unlit matchstick in your mouth. 

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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.

7. Keep a piece of bread in your mouth. 

7. Keep a piece of bread in your mouth. 

Keeping bread between the mouth will absorb the sulphuric compounds released by onions and reduce the irritation.

8. Rubbing lemon over a knife. 

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Doing this before chopping onions can also eliminate the irritation.   

9. Using a sharp knife. 

9. Using a sharp knife. 

This can avoid unnecessary tears as the sharp knife can damage some cells. 

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