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 Does chewing gum prevent you from crying when cutting a red onion?

Answer When you cut a red onion, enzymes are released from the damaged cells. These enzymes produce a gas which mixes with oxygen to form sulphuric acid. The sulphuric acid causes watery eyes. Chewing gum... Read More »
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How can you prevent yourself from crying while cutting onions?

Don't cut into the root of the onion - That's what makes you cry.
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How can i avoid crying when cutting onions?

The Secret to Cutting Onions Without CryindWhy must people suffer the tears and stinging eyes that result from slicing and dicing onions? It seems a shame that the painful preparation of this tasty... Read More »
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What can i do to stop crying when cutting onions?

stick your head in the freezer every now and then
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Is there a way to stop urself crying when cutting onions?

put the onions in the freezer for 20 min-30min before you cut them.
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