Kitchen Hack: How to Cut Onions Without Crying

How to Cut Onions Without Crying

The humble onion can be found in almost every kitchen, and its curative powers make it an important medicinal plant too. Onions were historically as a preventative medicine during epidemics of cholera and the plague. And now nutrients recommend us to add raw onions on our daily menu. Yet while cutting the onions, the compound called allyl sulphate which is produced when an onion’s ruptured cells are exposed to air is responsible for producing tears. To reduce the production of this compound, chill the onions for half an hour or so before cutting to reduce the activity of the enzyme. Here’s a cool tip for cutting onions without crying. Check out the video here: