This new kind of onion won't make you cry when you cut it

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Jan 12, 2018, 8:34 pm IST
Updated Jan 12, 2018, 8:34 pm IST
Find out more about 'the sunions'.
Newly developed onions won't have you in tears when you chop them. (Photo: Pixabay)
 Newly developed onions won't have you in tears when you chop them. (Photo: Pixabay)

After extensive research, scientists have finally developed an onion that won't have you balling when you cut them up.

Dubbed 'The Sunion', is genetically modified and sweet and crunchy, The Sun reported.

 

It has taken scientists decades to develop the sunion through a natural cross-breeding programme.

The reason it doesn't cause your eyes to water is because it does not release much lachrymatory-factor synthase, a compound that forms sulphuric acid, which triggers tears when it comes into contact with your eyes.

Sunions will soon hit the market in March and will be sold in the United States (US). Currently, they are only grown in Nevada and Washington.

"Sunions growers are currently working diligently with stores and supermarkets across the country to find the best locations to offer this groundbreaking product," a spokesperson for the growers is quoted as saying by The Sun.





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