Yet another TikTok hack has been making the rounds on social media, but this simple hack is true gold, as it claims to stop you from crying while chopping onions!
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Yep, @cerealeatingghost posted the hack last month, sharing, ‘Let me share my onion wisdom, so you don’t have to cry anymore’, as she was responding to another user who was crying as she chopped onions.
Basically, the woman explains how the acid present in onions is attracted to a water source, and the nearest source would normally be our tear ducts, so she suggests placing a damp paper towel next to the onions instead!
Onion hack? via @cerealeatingghost
She explained, ‘All you have to do is get a damp paper towel, fold it up, keep it on your cutting board. That acid will be drawn to the wet paper towel and not your tear ducts.’
Another TikTok duo, @partyshirt, then tested this out for us so we don’t have to, and they reassured us it’s a winner! ‘Life hack of the century,’ added Xavier Di Petta.
This is definitely up there following the infamous wrap-folding and whipped coffee hacks!