cry me an onion

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by jencain
Last updated 8 years ago

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Health & Fitness
Subject:
Nutrition

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cry me an onion

CRY ME AN ONION!

Will chilling an onion before cutting it keep you from crying?

1. Buy onions2. Measure onions and record data3. Place onions in fridge 2 days before cutting4. Set up recording device5. Get knife and onion6. Cut onion7. Clean up8. Record data9. Repeat at similar time the next day until all onions have been cut

~Onions: 2 of each kind of onion (Yellow, Red, White, Collosal Sweet) that are of similar size and weight~Knives: Calphalon 6” Utility Blade~Cutting board

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I do not believe that chilling an onion will keep a person from crying. Instead, I believe that there will be a delayed reaction as the onion warms up to room temperature. For this fact, the amount of tears may decrease, but the act of crying will still be present. Based upon my prior knowledge (coming from one of Alton Brown’s show on Food Network), the enzymes that make a person cry come from the break in individual onion cells caused by dull knives, so sharp knives may lessen the crying phenomena.

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