There's some pretty neat science happening when you chop onions. Understanding that science is the first step in preventing the tears. And who doesn't want to cry less? Here's the real reason onions make you cry.
Can you imagine having to cook without onions? For all the tears and all the burning eyes, they elevate so many dishes to the next level. So in order to understand what it is that makes you have such a reaction to them while you're cutting them, let's get scientific.
When onions grow, one of the things they absorb from the soil is sulphur. Onions then turn raw sulphur into an amino acid called sulfoxide. When you cut an onion, it releases this sulfoxide, creating a gas.
Receptors in your eyes then recognize the presence of an unfamiliar gas, and communicate with your brain to start the tears flowing in order to help protect your eyes from this compound.
The gas is only released when you're cutting onions, though, as the process of cooking them gets rid of all the gas, and causes the gas-forming molecules to become inert. And that's when the real magic happens, as those same enzymes are partially responsible for giving onions their flavor.
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Honestly, Celeste is so bad, it's almost painful to talk about. The cheese, which the brand claims is 100 percent real, doesn’t taste real at all. It’s gooey, gross, and beyond strange. Their pizza is like a giant Bagel Bite that really lost its way. Imagine what you would have in front of you if you sent your 7-year-old into the kitchen to try and whip up a pizza from scratch with the ingredients you have on hand. That's exactly what Celeste tastes like. Actually, your kid's pizza would probably taste much better. We'd only recommend it if you're under duress and have absolutely no other food options readily available. It’s just that bad.
No offense to Mama Celeste, who we're sure was a very nice lady, but these pizzas definitely need an overhaul. Our expert samplers actually agreed that although they would never eat this disastrous pizza again, they wouldn’t mind hurling it at their opponent during a food fight.
Watch the video to see the rest of the frozen pizzas ranked from worst to best!
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