Thursday, April 11, 2013
Largest serving of guacamole: Mexico breaks Guinness world record
Tancítaro, Mexico -- A giant guacamole, surpassing the two and a half tons of avocado mixed with onions tomatoes and lemons, was prepared in Tancítaro, Michoacán, Mexico; 450 high school students used 113 kilos of onions, 320 kilos of tomatoes and 110 litres of lemon juice to make the 2,670 kilos guacamole, setting the new world record for the Largest serving of guacamole,
according to the World Record Academy: www.worldrecordacademy.com/.
Photo: The world's largest guacamole, surpassing the two and a half tons of avocado mixed with onions tomatoes and lemons, was prepared in Tancítaro, Michoacán,Mexico. (enlarge photo)
The Guinness world record for the largest serving of guacamole weighed 1,866.08 kg (4,114 lb) and was achieved by Schnebly Redland's Winery, Fresh King Inc., Robert Morgan Vocational Senior High School, John A Ferguson Senior High School, South Dade Senior High School and Homestead Senior High School (all USA) at Schnebly Redland's Winery, Homestead, Florida, USA.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the largest serving of fish and chips; it weighs 47.75 kg (105 lb 4 oz) and was achieved by Fish and Chips@ LTD (UK), in London, UK.
"I want to say that with 2,670 kilos, the Guinness world record for the world's biggest guacamole has been broken," reported the unofficial result Salvador Torres Mora, Mayor of Tancitaro.
Blanca Esthela Paredes, organizer of the event, explained that they divided the boys into groups to speed up the process of preparing, "110 (people) to chop tomatoes, 110 for chopping onions, 110 for pulping avocado, 40 to stir the guacamole and 50 for the lemons," she detailed.
The guacamole retained its traditional flavour; it was made with the same basic ingredients used by Mexicans for centuries. In total 113 kilos of onions, 320 kilos of tomatoes and 110 litres of lemon juice were used, explained Liliana Montero Meza, coordinator of the guacamole preparation.
A special scale for weighing the guacamole, with a 4.5 ton capacity and that had a display showing the progress by the minute, was also made, said Marco Antonio Ruiz, director of Servibásculas.
Tancítaro, Michoacán, is located on the slopes of the mountain of the same name, and its known as the world capital of avocado.
There are 22 thousand hectares planted, of which 17,000 are exported, primarily to the United States, Canada and Japan, and the rest is consumed in the domestic market.
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