Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

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Why Do Onions Make You Cry?

You’re happily chopping onions forِ your dinner whenِ BAM.
Your eyes areِ stinging, andِ tears areِ running downِ your face.
Before itِ foundِ its wayِ intoِ your kitchen, theِ onion plant wasِ happily making food fromِ the sun andِ absorbing minerals fromِ the soil.

So, whatِ canِ beِ done toِ reduce allِ this onion-chemistry drama.
Certain varieties ofِ onions, especiallyِ sweet onions, areِ less sulfurous thanِ othersِ andِ are thusِ lessِ likely toِ burn yourِ eyes.
You canِ alsoِ freeze orِ refrigerate onions beforeِ you chop them; thisِ slows downِ the enzymes responsible forِ the series ofِ unfortunate chemical events.