It happens to everybody cutting round onions – you weep, sob or cry. The stuff brings tears – used to anyway. But now you are gonna rid of your weep, sob or cry when you chop the onion next time. The developers say the tearless onions can be eaten raw without being washed in water and still do not irritate. The product called, “Smile ball” is already being test marketed.
What exactly is the reality?
The leading Japanese food manufacturers (House Foods Groups Inc) that won an Ig Nobel Prize the year before last for discovering the enzyme (lachrymatory-factor synthase) that brings tears to your eyes when cutting round onions now claim to have succeeded in “culturing” round onions that never bring tears when cut.
As the enzyme gene is identified, then the production of tearless onion became easy for the company. The tearless onion production for the first year is approximately 5 – 6 tons. So get ready to experience it.