Save your tears. Literally. Because an onion that keeps you from crying could soon be yours. And while we've been looking at more than enough ways not to bubble while we chop our beloved onions, this development is eagerly awaited. Meet the Sunion
These Sunions are not even genetically modified – they are the product of 30 years of meticulous multiplication by dedicated farmers. Apparently, the Sunion is sweet and crisp. Like an onion, just no tears. I can come behind it.
by Valerio Farris
by Leslie Stephens
When you cut an onion, you release a sharp chemical compound called tear gas factor synthase, which, when it blows into our eyes, makes us cryier than the end of Erin Brokovich , The Sunion, however, is strong, emotionless. And that's good once! The amount of lacrimal factor synthase released actually decreases when you cut into a sunion. In a trial, choppers preferred the experience of cutting a Sunion five to one compared to a normal onion.
Imagine building your mise en place and grabbing your knife, but instead of the ordinary, sleepy, gasping situation that occurs when you roll onions – they're red , white or yellow; You do not discriminate! – You can actually cut through the allium unharmed, tears as dry as sandpaper.
The Sunions are currently growing in Nevada and Washington, with plans for a nationwide rollout at the plants by the end of December. They should be sold by March or April or until stocks last. What, when everyone is as excited as me, should not take too long.
Would you try a Sunion? Let us know in the comments.
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