Onion or Sibuyas in tagalog, is one of the best and a favorite spice in the kitchen. Some people say that an onion is a vegetable. Others claim that it’s a spice. In any case, onions still add flavor to our dishes.
Now here’s the question — why do we get teary eyed when we slice or chop onions? Science answers that whenever an onion is cut, its pierced cells release a juice or sulfur compound. This substance is irritating to the eyes. Hehe! That’s why most of the cooks don’t want to chop onions because it makes them cry.
Here’s a little trick my mom taught me on how to avoid crying while chopping onions. You simply let your little sister do the chopping! Haha! Just kidding! All you need is a matchstick or 2! Bite them, with the head outside your mouth while chopping.