Tear-free onion now on sale
Few chefs will shed a tear at the latest breed of vegetable - an onion which does not irritate the eyes. The Supasweet onion is specially bred - not genetically modified - to halve the content of the ingredient which irks the eyes and nostrils.
It is also said to be mild enough to eat like an apple, and will be on sale in Britain from Sunday. The Supasweet has been developed with government-funded research by British farmers.
The new onion has a distinctive pale, thin skin and is easy to peel. It has been grown in low-sulphur soils to cut the pyruvic acid content. —BBC