The World’s Largest Avocado May Have Just Been Found in Hawaii
Just imagine how much guacamole this could make.
When you’re craving guacamole, the last thing you want to do is get off the couch and head to the store. Wouldn't it be nice if a perfectly-ripe avocado simply landed at your feet? Well, that’s exactly what happened to Pamela Wang, a resident of Kealakekua, Hawaii.
Wang was out on a short morning stroll to grab her newspaper when she came across a massive avocado, according to West Hawaii Today. Not only was it the largest avocado she had ever seen, but it may be the largest one anyone has found. It had fallen from a tree whose branch overhangs the street she was walking on.
The avocado, which weighed in at 5.23 pounds (for comparison, an average avocado is about 6 ounces), is a variety called Daily 11, known for being massive (typically three times larger than the common Hass avocado.) But this was far heavier than even the biggest Daily 11's.
After weighing it at a local supermarket, Wang submitted the measurements to the Guinness Book of World Records. She will hear whether she’s the record holder within two months. As for how it tastes? “Excellent,” Wang told West Hawaii Today. “We had 10 people there and didn’t even use up half of one half of the avocado.”
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We couldn’t help but do the math to see how much guacamole this gargantuan avocado could yield. A standard 6 oz. avocado makes about ¾ cup guacamole, meaning that a 5 lb., 4 z. avocado can make about 10.5 cups of guac—enough to feed at least 20 people. Now that’s our kind of party.