There are already many things that can bring women tears and onions shouldn't be one of those. Onions contain naturally occurring amino acids called sulfoxides, and when you cut into them, their cell walls become damaged. This causes the sulfoxides to be converted into a super-annoying and irritating gas. The gas wafts from the onion into your eyes, which start to sting and produce tears in an attempt to wash the gas away. Here are a few hacks for cutting out the waterworks while also cutting onions:
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