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Spain: Fruit and veg heart gives Almeria another Guinness World Record

The city of Almeria has gained another Guinness World Record, this time with the largest ever heart, made entirely from fruit and vegetables.

No less than 20 tonnes of provincially produced tomatoes, broccoli, peppers, aubergine, pumpkins and courgettes went into creating the giant, 550 m2 heart, within the outline sketched out by children from the local Santa Isabel school at the municipal fairground.

The Guinness World organisation official judge was there to verify Almeria’s effort had snatched the record from India, which had held the title for five years with a 480 m2 heart.

Receiving the certificate on behalf of the city council and the vegetable company behind the initiative, Almeria Mayor Ramon Fernandez-Pacheco gave a hearty thanks to all those involved. He also took the opportunity to underline the importance of a healthy diet, featuring fruit and veg just like those used for the giant heart.

The record-breaking fruit and veg heart attempt was staged today Wednesday to mark World Food Day and as part of this year’s extensive programme of Almeria 2019 Gastronomy Capital of Spain promotional events.

As reported on¸back in June Almeria made it into the Guinness World Records for the biggest ever gazpacho, snatching the tile from Portugal with 9,800 litres of the cold soup.

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