Water may ruin a good blowout, but it doesn't ruin vegetables. In fact, water makes them plumper, crispier, and crunchier. According to LifeHacker, the mystery behind this is simple physics: plants are made of microscopic cells, and each one has a semi-solid wall around it. Fill those cells with water, and the cells plump up like overfilled water balloons. It’s only when they dry out that they wilt. So if you want to revive soggy carrots, or wilted lettuce, stick them in water and wait for the magic to happen. But remember, it can only be water. Salad dressing on lettuce, or sugar on strawberries, for example, will have the opposite effect.


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