Rejuvenate your Mind, Body and Soul with Family & Living

Breaking

Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Why Onions makes you to cry?

It’s normal to cry when we cut onions, many of us experienced this. But, do we know what brings tears in our eyes when we cut onions? Research shows interesting facts, cutting onions release beneficial compounds for human being. Onions are having very rich health benefiting enzymes.
Onions are made of cells just like any other plants in the World. A membrane divides the cells into two sections. One side of this membrane contains chemical, an enzyme, which helps for the chemical processes in human body. The molecules of Sulphur presents in other side of the membrane.

While cutting the onion, the membrane broke down and both sides get mixed. This causes a chemical reaction and produces a molecule called Ethyl Sulphide. This is the one irritate your eyes and makes you to cry.

How to prevent it?

We can prevent the irritation while chopping the onion by following a simple step, cut the onion under water; it makes the sulphur content dissolve in water and rinsed down before reaching your eyes.

Enjoy peeling onions without tears...

31 comments:

  1. I chop them in my mini food processor ;-) ... This prevents any of that onion spray too :-)

    ReplyDelete
  2. What a good idea! Thanks for sharing with us.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Weekend-Windup , thanks for visiting my blog today and your kind comments , I find your blog interesting and will return , thanks for sharing :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. Crying is good for you, and so are the onions.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I chop onions in water.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

    ReplyDelete
  6. huh never thought of cutting it under water...interesting trick...will have to give that a try...

    ReplyDelete
  7. I have yet to try this. I need to though, onions make tear up like crazy!

    Thanks so much for stopping by Chatty Crone's blog today. It's great to meet you! :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Great tip. Thanks for your nice comment and for following me.

    ReplyDelete
  9. i cook with sweet yellow onions and they don't make me cry. :)

    ReplyDelete
  10. i always soak mine in cold water first, for about 15 minutes.

    they taste better and no tears!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. That is a great tip! I will try it out the next time I chop onions!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Great tip! Hope you're having a wonderful week. :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. I was just thinking about this last night because I can't chop onions without crying! I try to hold my breath while cutting but that only helps for a little while. I didn't know what caused me to cry from cutting onions, so thanks for the education :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hate onions, so I won't shed a tear if they are flushed lol nice info

    ReplyDelete
  15. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

    ReplyDelete
  16. I did not know that - I will certainly do that next time - under water.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Thanks for all the great info about the onions. I do peel my onions under water, and it helps. I try not to get to close to the onion while I'm chopping it. I'm glad to know all the chemical properties of why it happens.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I cry alot when peeling onions, so much so that I have to walk out of the kitchen, as my eyes sting so much. I will try your tip. Thank you for sharing. Have a pleasant weekend.
    Sarah x

    ReplyDelete
  19. Oh good idea I always use that as an excuse when I have been caught tearing up:) B

    ReplyDelete
  20. I never chop onions! :D Don't they lose flavour in the water?

    ReplyDelete
  21. I've never heard it explained so simply! Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I have heard this before somewhere but I’ve never tried it. I’ll have a go, thanks for reminding me.

    Also, thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a friendly comment. You have a very interesting blog here.

    ReplyDelete
  23. I never heard that explanation before of where the stinging chemical comes from. Interesting!

    ReplyDelete
  24. And - sometimes it's just good to cry!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Thanks for the tip. Will try it next time I chop onions. Thanks for dropping by my blog.

    ReplyDelete
  26. I'll have to give this a try. Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Underwater? Good gravy! That would be hard to do.

    ReplyDelete