Why is it bad to cut red onions and store them

I was told this is bad, I make a Greek style salad most nights with dinner so I have feta, Kalamata olives, arugula cucumbers AND STORED CHOPPED RED ONION is it incorrect for me to chop a red onion and store it in a container for a week. Bros am I going to die or will I ascend from the root plant

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Bros am I going to die or will I ascend from the root plant
    neither, your red onion will taste 5% less fresh than when you chopped it. thats it.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do whatever you want its your onion

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Because you increase the total surface exposed to air by an order of magnitude. This obviously will make it dry and spoil faster. How dumb do you have to be to not figure it out?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I'll leave a half or quarter onion in a zip lock in the fridge for months and its fine always. Not much loss of potency or flavor. Still makes me cry. Still tastes good.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Storing the onion like that is fine. Completely chopping it up like in OP's pic and storing it for a while can make it develop weird flavors though. Onions start a chemical reaction when it gets cut or chewed, that's what makes your eyes water or mouth burn a bit. And I guess after some time it just makes it taste weird.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If it's sealed in a container in the fridge it doesn't dry out, after a while it does that thing that natto does where it goes slimy
      Same for diced bell peppers
      >t. makes gas station pizzas

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    just get one of these takes 3 seconds to cut an onion.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      the 27 seconds that would save me is not worth the cabinet space, money, or shame i would feel at possessing such a thing.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        that's for 1 onion though, what about a thousand onions?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Post your gadget-cut thousand onions. A dozen, even. That device probably wouldn't even last for 1k onions.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I dont have one.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Do you even chop?

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Sure it's nice to show off but it only takes a one accident... It's like biting your own tongue - you don't exactly plan to do that but it just happens.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I hate people who try to get flashy with knives. It just encourages people to frick around and find out.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                Am I intended to eat this shit or is it just for decoration on the plate?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >You're gonna love my nuts!

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      And then you have to clean it for 60 seconds.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        3 second rinse

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just pickle them

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, I eat 'fresh' onions/cucumbers tossed in vinegar/lemon juice and salt. I store the leftovers in my fridge. For the rest of the week I have zero effort lightly pickled veggies to add to my meals.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      This, I eat 'fresh' onions/cucumbers tossed in vinegar/lemon juice and salt. I store the leftovers in my fridge. For the rest of the week I have zero effort lightly pickled veggies to add to my meals.

      this is good advice

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Okay, time to settle this once and for all: Do onions belong in the fridge?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      If you don't go through them quickly, and are using them for salads like OP. It's best to cut one in half, dice the first half into tupperware for 3-4 days' worth of salad topping; put the 2nd half into a plastic sammy bag and also into the tupperware until ready to chop *it* up.
      But you typically would not just store your onions, whole, in the fridge.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That's a very good answer, anon. Thank you.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    For a while many years ago I got into the habit of making little breakfast tacos most mornings. On the weekend I'd finely dice onion and yellow and red bell peppers and put them in tupperware in the fridge, then for the rest of the week I'd just drop a spoonful into the eggs I was cooking. I never noticed any drop in quality over a period of days.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Increase surface area to expose to air so they go stale faster.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >Bros am I going to die
    Everyone and everything dies at some point. But you won't die from chopped onions. The reason you want them chopped fresh is that a compound is released when you chopping them and this compound is going to break down into simpler compounds, one of which is high in sulfur aka stinky egg smell.

    At least, that's what I remember and I can't be assed to look it up.

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