There are folks out there who say they don’t like onions, but it might be because of that fear of onion eyes (remedies for Onion-Burning Eye Syndrome are listed under “Cooking and Eating Tips”). Onions are extremely good for you! They are low in calories and high in fiber and vitamin C, with many trace minerals and other vitamins, too. Besides sources of apples and tea, the flavonoid called quercetin is found in onions, and is a reputable antioxidant. Quercetin helps the body to eliminate free-radicals (clingy junk that damages cells) in the body, fight heart disease and cholesterol build-up, and inactivate chelate metals that build up in the blood (such as iron), among other things. Onions could keep you from developing ulcers, even! Current research on onions shows it might help to increase bone density, as well as thin blood–thus preventing strokes and heart-attacks. Don’t you just want to take a bite into an onion right now? Well, first check out some recipes here.


Store onions in a cool dark place with a temperature between 40-50 F. degrees. Got some old pantyhose that you’ve been wondering how to use with food? Store your onions in them, divided from each other by knots. This way they can ‘breathe’ and release moisture. Onions are capable of retaining their taste and nutritiousness up to ten months. Yup, that’s right. Onions can last longer than a school year. Now check out a ton of recipes that will incorporate your favo veggie, The Onion!


Cooking & Eating Tips

So you’ve been wondering what the cure for Onion-Burning Eye Syndrome is, and at last, here are a bunch of ideas. The Parisians say to put a piece of bread in your mouth and let it hang out while chopping. Try wetting the knife before cutting into an onion. Chill the onion first. The Famous Alton Brown says to cut near an open flame (careful!). Most logically, use a very sharp knife, and keep the cut sides of onions facing the cutting board or away from you. OR have a friend or loved one cut the onion instead. Why not just succumb to the tears, because you have found a safe place to cry? Just kidding.