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Beat The Onion Blues

Stave off tears with these tricks of the trade

Do you cry when you chop onions? Try any of these tips to cut down on tears.

  • Chill the onions first.

  • Use a sharp knife to reduce the release of tear-causing chemicals.

  • Aim a fan so it will blow away the fumes.

  • Wear goggles.

  • Breathe through your mouth.

  • Use sweeter onion varieties such as Vidalia or purple.

SOURCE

University of California, Berkeley Wellness Letter, 8/12

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