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Now, Tear and Bad Breath Free Red Onions

by Bidita Debnath on February 11, 2015 at 11:32 PM
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 Now, Tear and Bad Breath Free Red Onions

Onions are known for making you cry. However, you might be in for a good luck now as a U.K. supermarket chain has introduced a red onion that promises to be tear and bad breath free.

The onion, developed by British farmer Alastair Findlay of agricultural co-operative Bedfordshire Growers, has been 20 years in the making, Fox News reported.


Sulfoxide molecules created by the tear-inducing synthase enzyme are released when an onion is cut and turns it into sulfenic acid and when the chemical floats in the air and comes into contact with our eyes, it causes irritation and can make them cry.

According to Asda's website, the Sweet Red was selectively bred to have lower pungency levels than regular onions, so that means fewer tears and as an extra bonus, the odor won't linger on their breath for quite as long.

Asda, is selling the onion for one euro, or approximately 1.13 dollars.

Source: ANI


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