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~~Got this idea upon watching Idol on Quiz (Korean Show).
Have you ever wonder, why onions make you cry while cutting it? And if you ever wonder how to cutting onions without you crying?
Onion contains amino acids called sulfoxides, and when you cut them, you damage the skin. The skin that was damaged converts sulfoxides into chemicals. The onion releases it into the air and then it went through our eyes. Our eyes respond by stinging and producing tears to wash away the chemicals that went through it.
The onion when cutting, revenge - farts at you when you power cuts its layer that causes you to tears.
Onion act like human. When we feel pain or if someone hurts us, we think on how to get back at them, we take some revenge, that's what onion did to us if we cut them.
But onion didn't know that we can think of ways to stop their little revenge to us when we cut them.
Freeze the onion. Put the peeled onion onto your freezer for a maximum of 15 minutes. Chilling them helped to released the chemical slowly so you can have more time to cut them before the tears starts to appear.
Soak them with water or cut them under water. When you soak them for a few minutes or cut them under water, will prevent the chemical to reached your eyes.
Chew a gum or breathe through your mouth. When you chew a gum you sometimes don't realize that you breathe through your mouth. We all know that our senses are connect to each other so when you smell the scent of the onion, it can also affect your eyes which causes to tears.
Wipe your knife with lemon. Before cutting the onion apply or wipe it with lemon. Since lemon has a strong smell it will somehow overpower the scent or smell of the onion.
Cut with sharp knife. Since onion are very sensitive, it needs to handle with care. Using sharp knife will be the perfect tool to cut onions. It will lessen the damage into the onion. The fewer the damage on the onion the less chemical will released.
Light a candle. Be romantic with the onion and light a candle for it. The fire in the candle will attract the chemical that onion releases.
Cut the onion with strong draught from fan or cut near the window. Cutting onion in a close space will help the chemical went through directly to your eyes. If you cut them with a fan or in an open window, the chemical will be pulled away from your eyes.
Wear goggles or onion goggles. Wearing protective gear for your eyes while cutting onions will surely prevent you from crying.
This tips are some how useful but it didn't guarantee you that you will never shed tears will cutting onions. But those tips mention will help you lessen the chemicals that will go to your eyes when cutting.