The enormous avocado found by Pamela Wang of Hawaii is now on record as the heaviest avocado in the world. Guinness World Records America confirmed to Wang that the 5-pound-3.6-ounce green fruit she found on a walk through South Kona is the world’s heaviest.
Wang recieved the news in an email the day after Christmas "kind of like a belated Christmas present from Guinness," the avocado finder told The Daily Meal. "I let my family know first. Then I sent thank you emails to the expert witness, the store where I weighed the avocado and even the company that comes out to calibrate the scales."
Wang has received attention for her colossal find from throughout Hawaii, as well as from the U.S. mainland, the U.K., Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan. "I have received letters and phone calls from people I had not seen in many years who saw my face in their local newspapers anywhere from Maine to Montana," she told us. "I have hosted foreign exchange students for years now, and I heard from so many of them around the world."
Wang thinks that her enormous find will bring a lot of attention to the annual avocado festival in Kona. "I think there’s going to be a lot more interest than usual this year. I suspect a lot of people are going to be looking for a heavier avocado too, because there probably is a bigger avocado out there," she added.
As for how the world's heaviest avocado tasted? "This avocado was delicious," Wang said. "And just for the record, I rarely make guacamole. I usually serve myself avocado steaks with toast or big chunks of avocado with yogurt and granola. For me, a delicious avocado doesn’t really need anything added."
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