Saturday, February 28, 2009

AM I CRYING ??????.....

Today I had to help my mother in making peanut package. I simply had the job of chopping the vegetables for her. I had a tomato, some mint, and an onion. When I finished the tomato and mint I had the onion to chop. In a few minutes my eyes were full of tears. I wiped and wiped but the tears had no end at all. I know, While chopping onions, chewing a chewing gum can prevent tears but were to get a chewing gum from?

The only way was to leave the onions there and wash my eyes but I had kept a bet with my sister that I will chop all the vegetables in 10 minutes. If I leave the onions there, I am sure to loose the challenge. So I kept on chopping the onions.
CRYING CRYING AND CRYING…………………..


Reason behind your tears
when you cut open onions, something called Sulfenic Acid is formed which vaporizes... Now this gas, comes in contact with the moisture in our eyes, and forms a mild Sulphuric Acid, of other things. Hence causes the irritation!!

thanx to Pranav Kumar for this kind information :)

10 comments:

blueviolet said...

I just can't do that job of chopping onions. I give you credit for sticking with it!

The Muse said...

Really? Chewing gum?
Well ok...I may have to experiment now :)

Neat!!!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Oh My--I've done that before.. The more you cry--the more you cry!!!!! The only thing I know about onions (and it has nothing to do with cutting them and crying) is that when you are finished, wash your hands in COLD water --so that you won't smell like onions!!!! You probably knew that though.. ha ha

Have a great day.
Hugs,
Betsy

Patty said...

Hope the tears are all dried up and gone by now. Did you know when you have a head cold and your nose is all stuffy, you very seldom get tears while chopping an onion? I suppose because you can't smell it.

I can't remember did I ask how your Mother's leg is healing?

Pranav Kumar V said...

Ok. I'll tell you something REAL... when you cut open onions, something called Sulfenic Acid is formed which vaporizes... Now this gas, comes in contact with the moisture in our eyes, and forms a mild Sulphuric Acid, of other things. Hence the irritation!!

How's that for some info?? ;)

See you when I see you... :)

Liz said...

Cutting onions is my least favorite thing to do while I am cooking. But, I love to eat them so I cook with them a lot.

Bonnie said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. They say when you refrigerate the onions it makes it better but I still find myself crying.. never knew why so it's interesting to read that!

Monsal Varga said...

Ok, how's this: use those cool snowboarding glasses. I bet no onion will overcome that! :D

Pranav Kumar V said...

I appreciate your gesture!! More people may come to know of it, if they didn't already know it!! :D

That was really nice of you!! Cute too!! :D

See you when I see you... :)

Cascia said...

If you chop onions under water you won't cry. Just a tip! I hate chopping onions!