Day 136/365 – Why Onions make us cry..
Just another mindless post…
Actually more tired today than yesterday, so while preparing dinner, I remembered I needed a photo..
Unless you’ve avoided cooking, you’ve probably cut up an onion and experienced the burning and tearing you get from the vapors. When you cut an onion, you break cells, releasing their contents. Amino acid sulfoxides form sulfenic acids. Enzymes that were kept separate now are free to mix with the sulfenic acids to produce propanethiol S-oxide, a volatile sulfur compound that wafts upward toward your eyes.
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I’ve tried both cold onions and under water, it’s still pungent but seems to help.