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Do foods shrink when they are cooked?
Today I was concerned cause my dad wanted me to make cabbage soup and my chopped carrots covered around 1/3 of the pot and my chopped tomatoes took up 3/4 of a second pot and my potatoes took up 1/3 of a third pot but after cooking for a while I realized I had a ton of space left over so I added half a head of cabbage too. I believe my carrots and potatoes and tomatoes shrank during the cooking process and that is how it all managed to fit in the pot, and the cabbage also shrank too.