Celery is a delicious crunchy vegetable that is unappetising when limp. I have previously used this trick to revive celery stalks and wanted to try it on a whole celery bunch to see if it would work so I could use the whole plant in cooking that night.
The celery fibres will transport the water throughout the celery head and make it crunchy again.
Steps to revive a limp celery bunch
Step 1 Cut the end off the limp celery.
Cut the end off
Step 2 Put the celery in a jug of iced water and watch the transformation over a few hours.
Put the celery in a jug of iced water
How long will it take to revive a celery? The time taken to revive a celery will vary based on how limp it is. This celery was extremely limp and took a day in water to revive. To shorten the time cut the celery into two sections; the head with leaves and the stalks.
Celery transformation - after 1/2 hour, 2 hours and 4 hours in iced water
The revived celery can be used immediately or stored in an airtight container.