Chew Gum to Avoid Crying When Chopping Onions
Crying while chopping onions is a common cooking problem. There are chemicals in the onions that travel through the air and when they hit the back of your nasal cavity and your eyes, you start to cry.
Here’s an easy tip: gum. When chewing gum, you diffuse the odors that make you cry and you breathe through your mouth, so the chemicals don’t make it to your nasal cavity. By chewing gum, you are stopping any irritants from going up your nose, so the glands don’t get frustrated. So chew away.
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