“wear swimming goggles to prevent tears from cutting onions” // Cooking tip from Grandma Sita
How to cut onions without crying? Follow Grandma Sita’s advice «wear swimming goggles to prevent tears. » A proven method.
🧅😭 Freshly cut onions often cause a stinging sensation in the eyes of people nearby, and often uncontrollable tears. This is caused by the release of a volatile liquid, syn-propanediol-S-oxide and its aerosol, which stimulates nerves in the eye.
😶🌫️ This gas is produced by a chain of reactions that serve as a defence mechanism; chopping an onion causes damage to cells which releases enzymes called alliinases.
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♻️ Onions are better stored at room temperature, optimally in a single layer, in large mesh bags in a dry, cool, dark, well-ventilated location. In this environment, cooking onions have a shelf life of three to four weeks and sweet onions one to two weeks. | Source: wikipedia