Do You Cry While Chopping Or Slicing Onion?

@mandala100 (25344)
Hong Kong
November 28, 2017 12:53am CST
Among the most basic cooking ingredients are onion, garlic, ginger, pepper, salt, et cetera. And among those food ingredients its the onion that makes us cry while chopping or slicing it. Why does chopping or slicing onion makes us cry? Do you know of any trick of cutting or slicing onion without making you cry? Picture credit: thesun.co.uk
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@josie_ (5131)
• Philippines
28 Nov
There are many tricks to avoid the irritating enzymes that make you cry when chopping onions. One of the best way I know is to let others slice the onions.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@josie_That's cool and let others cry my friend.
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@toniganzon (41103)
• Philippines
28 Nov
I'm with you on that!
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
28 Nov
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
28 Nov
There is only one trick that really work. Place the onion in the refrigerator a couple of hours before chopping, the cold prevents the sulfur gas to make your eyes cry.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@LadyLuck Thank you for this information my friend. I'll try to do it next time.
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@LadyDuck (122261)
• Switzerland
28 Nov
@mandala100 Try this method, it works, I was tired to have red eyes every time I had to cut an onion.
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@TRBRocks420 (62290)
• Banks, Oregon
28 Nov
Yes especially the very juicy onions.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@TRBRocks420 You are right on that my friend.
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@Madshadi (4856)
• Brussels, Belgium
28 Nov
People who spend more time doing it are used to that. My wife laughs because it bothers me.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@Madshadi Maybe it takes a lot of practice my friend.
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@Madshadi (4856)
• Brussels, Belgium
28 Nov
@mandala100 I think so
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@prashu228 (22641)
• India
28 Nov
yes yes yes....i hate cutting onions
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@prashu228 I hope there's a way not to makes us cry while chopping or slicing onion my friend.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
28 Nov
I don't breathe through my nose. It works for me.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@DianneN Wow! That's a really good trick my friend.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
28 Nov
@mandala100 Hope it works for you!
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
3 Dec
@DianneN Yes my friend I hope it will work indeed.
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@Hannihar (12898)
28 Nov
Peter, I have oftn wondered why the only thing that makes me cry is chopping onions.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@Hannihar Yes that's right my friend. How are you doing?
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@Hannihar (12898)
29 Nov
@mandala100 I sprained my lower back and pulled a muscle in my right side. I went out yesterday to see how it would be and it hurt when I got home. Next week I wanted to go back to selling because our holiday of Hannuka is coming up very soon and want to sell some of my dreidls. I will see how it goes.
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• United States
28 Nov
I always starting crying when I cut onions. I usually don't anymore my fiance does he is the one the wats onions when we buy them
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@BrittneyKaye05 That's a good idea to let your fiance do the cutting my friend.
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• United States
28 Nov
@mandala100 I thought to too lol
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@Shavkat (47085)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Some people said it is best to close the nose while slicing or chopping the onions.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@shavkat Is that doable by closing one's nose my friend?
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@Shavkat (47085)
• Philippines
28 Nov
@mandala100 You can just have a deep breath before cutting the onions.lol
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@m_audrey6788 (11509)
• Germany
28 Nov
Yes because of its juice so when I slice it I make sure to cut it slowly
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@m_audrey6788 Well that maybe a good idea my friend.
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• Germany
28 Nov
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@A_loves_B (1393)
• Indonesia
28 Nov
Always. I don't mind crying while chopping onions.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@A_loves_B Yes of course my friend and I don't really mind too.
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@A_loves_B (1393)
• Indonesia
28 Nov
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@marlina (62364)
• Canada
28 Nov
Yes, I do cry when chopping onions, i have no special trick.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@marlina I also cry to my friend but I'll try to experiement with what the others are saying about their trick.
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@JohnRoberts (41133)
• Los Angeles, California
28 Nov
Neither as I never slice onion because I don't like onion.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@JohnRoberts Good on you my friend John.
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@yanzalong (8853)
• Indonesia
28 Nov
I knew it but can't remember what it is.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@yanzalong That's alright my friend.
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@jaboUK (50715)
• United Kingdom
28 Nov
I always put some glasses on, that does the trick for me.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@jaboUK That maybe among the trick not to cry while chopping or slicing onion my friend.
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@lady1993 (15601)
• Philippines
28 Nov
I hear that when you rinse or wet the onion or at it the knife.. it will not make your cry
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@lady1993 That's a good idea and I'm going to try that my friend.
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@amnabas (9919)
• Karachi, Pakistan
28 Nov
Yes sometimes I do cry. .
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@amnabas Me too my friend. I just cry while slicing an onion earlier and that's give me an inspiration to post this discussion.
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@jobelbojel (5120)
• Philippines
28 Nov
Yes, I can't smile while chopping onions.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
28 Nov
@jobelbojel I hope that we are all smiling while slicing or chopping onions my friend.
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@kavinitu (961)
28 Nov
Not me but my husband does instead
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• Germany
28 Nov
Very wise
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@kavinitu (961)
28 Nov
@m_audrey6788 Very wise and funny too
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• Germany
28 Nov
@kavinitu I hope your husband will not mind
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@rubyriaz007 (2544)
• India
29 Nov
Yes, I cry when I cut onions, but my mom gave me a useful tip that we should keep a bowl of water beside us before we start chopping onions,if done like that tears wont roll down.
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@mandala100 (25344)
• Hong Kong
29 Nov
@rubyriaz That's a very good tip my friend and I'm going to try it too. Thank you.
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• India
29 Nov
@mandala100 You are most welcome my friend. Do try it.