Keep onions and potatoes away from fluorescent lighting, which turns them green.
To avoid teary eyes, peel onions under cold water. Water washes away volatile sulfur that causes teary eyes. Those who wear contacts tend not to be affected as much when cutting onions.
Onions and garlic have been cultivated for 6,000 years and have been credited with everything from making hair grow on bald heads to giving valor to the troops of Alexander the Great.
Onions are the vegetable which gave Chicago its name since the Chippewa Indians found these "she-gau-ga-winshe" growing at the site of the modern day city.
The name onion comes from the Latin, "unio" via the French "oignon" and the English "unyun." The onion plant belongs to the Allium family - the same as the narcissus (daffodils).