What helps avoid tears when cutting onions

When we cut onions, we break cells, releasing enzymes that irritate our eyes. Water helps avoid tears when cutting onions. Put some water in your mouth and let it hang out while chopping. Do not swallow the water, until you finish cutting. Also you can cut onions in the sink under running water.

Use a very sharp knife while cutting onions. A sharp knife will cause less damage to an onion, and fewer irritants will be released.

A tip from the Chef: A sip of white wine will prevent tears when chopping onions.

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How to prevent mold in the vegetable storage container

Fruits and vegetables will be protected from mold while storing, if you put a sponge for washing dishes into the vegetable storage container.To get rid of mold in a storage container, clean it with vinegar water solution to kill mold spores. Wipe the container with vinegar and remove the residue with a dry cloth. Then leave to dry. If possible, dry it in direct sunlight. Vinegar and direct sunlight destroy spores of mold.

To prevent mold, wipe vegetable storage container this way every two weeks.

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