New Breed of 'Tear-Free' Onions

Published: 21st February 2015 10:00 PM  |   Last Updated: 21st February 2015 11:57 AM   |  A+A-

Tear-Free.jpgGrowers in the UK have developed an onion that promises to be eye-friendly so that no more tears will be shed while chopping the vegetable. Developed by British farmer Alastair Findlay of agricultural co-operative Bedfordshire Growers, the new breed of onion is named Asda Sweet Red and is so sweet that one can eat it just like an apple. It was selectively bred to have “lower pungency levels” than regular onions, so that means fewer tears.  And as an extra bonus, the odour won’t linger on your breath for quite as long. “Like the USA, the UK has a sweeter palate than most so will appreciate the same tangy flavour, without the strong acidity of some onions,” vegetable buyer Andy Wareham told an international daily.

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