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Onions to be replaced soon
Onions to be replaced soon
Published at: 4 month(s) ago

Lahore: Onions are a regular feature in almost all the cuisines from the world which makes you cry, every time you have to chop it. However, your onion troubles will soon become your past.

A new variety of onion, which is also sweeter, crunchier, smaller than the typical onion, has finally come out. This new type of onion, which has been made without any genetic modification, lacks the pungent compound that is responsible for irritating your eyes and making you cry. These are the world's first 'tearless' onions and have been named 'Sunions'.

The sunions are products of over three decades of research and development and have been made by initiating natural onion cross-breeding.

In regular onions, the compounds responsible for pungency, either remain stable, or increase over time. These are the same compounds which make sulphuric acid when they come into contact with the water in your eyes. However, in the case of the 'sunions', the level of these compounds actually decreases with time.

Moreover, since the process of making these vegetables was natural, there won't be any anomalies or inconsistencies, when it comes to the amount of compounds in different onion bulbs.

Currently, these unique onions are only being grown in the states Washington and Nevada in the United States of America. The vegetable is expected to be available in the rest of the American states from March 2018. Let's hope they come to Pakistan soon!
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