Anyone who has cut or chopped an onion has experienced shedding tears while doing the job. Why does cutting an onion make you cry? Strictly speaking, it doesn’t. “Crying”—out of joy or sadness—means shedding tears as an emotional response. When cutting an onion, you shed tears because there’s something that stings your eyes. That “something” is called Syn-propanethial-S-oxide.
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