By: Juli Maddock
Who doesn’t love the tantalizing aroma of fresh onions sautéed and caramelized in a little olive oil?
As a classic topping for a burger, a sandwich filling or spread on toasted French bread with goat cheese crumbles— the possibilities are endless!
Onions provide flavor and character
Onions are a true superfood
A bonus benefit
Will cooking onions cancel out all the goodness and nutrients?
Feed Your Soul
Cry No More
Ever wondered what makes your eyes water when slicing an onion? Blame it on enzymes called alliinases that are released when you peel or cut an onion. These enzymes convert to sulfenic acids which then form the chemical that actually triggers your tears. Don’t give up just yet cooking with fresh onions. Try a simple strategy such as freezing them for 5 minutes before slicing. After cutting through the center of the onion, run it under cold water, pat dry and begin cutting. Or, if no one is watching — wear goggles!