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How to Chop / Cut an onion without crying!!

Onions are an integral part of so many delicious dishes. But cooking with onions comes with an unfortunate side effect: crying.

Every time I prep a meal that contains onions, I’m left with red eyes and mascara running down my face.

Why do onions make you cry, and how can you prevent it from happening? They're made up of a tunic of outer leaves (the brown layer), scales (the white firm juicy edible part), and the basal plate (often called the "hairy part" or the "root").

When you cut the basal plate or shoot, they release an enzyme. That enzyme reacts in the rest of the onion to release a gas. When that gas combines with water, it creates an acid. If that water is in your eye, you have acid in your eye. 

Check out the trick below

 

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