Why Do Onions Make You Cry

Last Updated on August 14, 2021 by Neil Mackengie

Did You Know That You Really Cry All Day Long?

Every time you blink your eye you are “crying”! You see, there is a tear gland that is situated over the outer comer of each eye. Every time your eyelid closes, it creates a suction that takes out some 8uid from the tear gland. This Build we call “tears”. Normally,  this build has only one purpose.

Why Do Onions Make You  Cry

This is to irrigate the cornea of the eye and so prevent it from out. But suppose some irritating substance reaches the eye? The eye auto- matically blinks and tears appear to wash the eye and protect it against the irritant.

We are all familiar with the experience of having smoke get in our eyes. It makes us cry. Well, the onion sends out an irritating substance, too. The onion has an oil containing sulfur which not only gives it its sharp odor but which irritates the eye. The eye reacts by blinking and by producing tears to wash away the irritant! It is as simple as that.

The onion is an interesting vegetable. It is a member of the lily family, and it is a native of Asia. The onion has been used as food for thousands of years, going back to the early history of man.

Onions belong to the genus Allium, and are, therefore, related to the milder leek and the very pungent garlic, both of which are cultivated extensively in Europe. Shallots have a rather milder Bavour than garlic. Chives are smaller members of the same branch of this family. The mildest and biggest onion popular in this country is the Spanish onion, which often weighs 450 grams or more.

How Do You Cut Onions Without Crying?

1. Chill your onions.

2. Fan away the fumes.

3. Cut under cold water.

4. Sharpen that knife.

5. Work on your knife skills.

6. Cut near an open flame.

Is crying from onions good?

Answer- “Chopping onions can cause some burning and irritation and tears. Other than that, it’s pretty safe on your eyes.

Do actors use onions to cry?

Answer- Onions are so old-fashioned and are never used in the movies. One of the most admired skills within acting is to be able to cry on cue. But it’s a well-kept secret that even some of the greatest actors of all were never or rarely able to do it.

How do you get rid of onion tears?

1. Turn a fan on to blow the fumes away from your face as you slice the onion.

2. Turn your face away from those gases! Fresh lemon juice can help dissipate the smell of a cut onion.

What are the side effects of onions?

Answer- Side effects might include stomach distress or pain after eating onion.

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