Onion and Tears



I am no crybaby, but onions really make me cry.

Almost all of us have to deal with crying while mincing onions. Maybe some of us have tried soaking the knife to be used, soaking the onion itself or both.

But based on my experience, lighting a candle nearby is the trick. From what I read, "the sulfur compounds released when you cut an onion needs oxygen to make sulfuric acid. This explains why your eyes tear up! Burning a candle would use up the O2 and prevent the sulfuric acid from getting into your eyes."
Works for me.
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zerkleinern: cut up

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