Longest ostrich sandwich- world record set
TEHRAN, Iran -- Using 1,000kg (2,200lbs) of ostrich
meat and 700 kg of chicken, a team of chefs in Iran created
a 1,500 meters ( 4,921ft) ostrich sandwich-setting the world
record for the longest ostrich sandwich. Photo: Iranian workers prepare a giant
ostrich meat sandwich planned to reach 1500 meters in an attempt
to achieve a World Record, during the second international
food and health festival in Tehran, Iran / AP photo-Hasan
Displayed at the International Food and Health
festival in Tehran, the 1000 kilogram mega meal took about
five tonnes of different ingredients, including chicken meat
and sauce as well as ostrich. More than 1,000 cooks laboured from early
morning in Tehran's Mellat park to assemble the one-thousand
kilogram meat monster sandwich.
It took two days to prepare the 1.4 metric tons
of ostrich meat, chicken, mayonnaise, mushrooms, onions, garlic,
spices and bread to make the 1.5-km (0.9-mile) sandwich, which
was eaten in minutes.
It was then displayed at the Second International
Food Health Festival.
Once the new record had been officially recorded,
the sandwich was cut up and the audience was invited to tuck
in. The event was designed to promote healthier eating as
ostrich meat is low in fat and high in protein and iron.
Iran is the world's third largest breeder and
producer of ostrich meat, after South Africa and China.
The ostrich meat is low in fat and high in iron and protein.
There are believed to be around 130 Iranian ostrich
farms, with local experts insisting that the country possesses
the world's best climatic conditions for breeding.
The event was organised jointly by Tehran municipality's
women's committee along with industrial ostrich farmers and
food and catering groups as part of the city's second international
food and health festival.
Besides setting records, the long-term goal was
to create a new cultural appetite for ostrich, which is lower
in fat and cholesterol than other meats traditionally popular
The previous world record for longest ostrich
1,378 metres (4,521-foot) sandwich set in Italy in May- has