There’s a reason so many recipes start with chopped onion; onions are a great way to build flavor in a dish. But the problem is Tears from Onions Chopping. Friends! a simple trick can solve this problem. Just soak the onions in the cold water for about 10 to 12 minutes before chopping to avoid tears.
Reason: It’s the sulfuric acid present in Onions. Cutting Onions releases the gas (sulfuric acid) which causes a stinging sensation when it into contact with the eyes. And your body produces tears to dilute the irritant and remove it from your eyes. But if you chill the Onions enough then the effect of sulfuric acid goes down drastically.