Waitrose Has Launched Onions That Supposedly Won’t Make You Cry. But How Do They Work?

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Waitrose Has Launched Onions That Supposedly Won’t Make You Cry. But How Do They Work?

Tell me there’s something more annoying that chopping onions, and I will fight you to the death to argue that point. Because it is a well-known that there is literally nothing worse in this world than your eyes streaming as you cut onions.

Well, never again will your French Onion Soup end up as half soup, half tears, as Waitrose has launched onions that will supposedly not make you cry!

Waitrose’s Sunions, which are grown in the US of A, are being sold as ‘tearless’ onions and we’re big into that as a concept. For our personal lives as much as our onions, tbh…

Paul Bidwell, an onion buyer at Waitrose told Femail: “We understand how a-peeling tearless onions are to our customers which is why we’re delighted to launch Sunions.”

“They’re ideal for taking the tears out of the kitchen, the sweetness of this type of onion lends itself perfectly to a variety of dishes, from salads to hot.”

So, what is it about these special onions that means you supposedly won’t cry while chopping them?

Well, normal onions produce an irritant called syn-propanethial-S-oxide, which makes tears form in your eyes. But Sunions have been cross bred to contain less syn-propanethial-S-oxide.

But before you ask – no, these aren’t genetically modified. They’re simply a product of more than 30 years of farming, research and development.

The Sunions website reads: “Sunions are currently grown only in Nevada and Washington.

“Their tearless quality and incredible flavour profile that is consistently sweet, mild and crunchy is all thanks to a tightly-controlled brand promise that Sunions must be certified to be both tearless and sweet before shipping to grocery stores.”

You can pick up Sunions from Waitrose store from 18 January.

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