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UMass students feast on 15,000-pound fruit salad

By Associated Press

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AMHERST, Mass. (AP) — In what's become an annual tradition, the University of Massachusetts celebrated the start of the new academic year with a delicious, healthy, record-breaking dish.

About 500 students and staff at the Amherst campus on Monday sliced, diced, pitted and peeled 150 varieties of fruit to create a salad weighing more than 15,000 pounds. The salad was mixed in a 15-foot diameter swimming pool.

It included 20 varieties of apples weighing more than 3,600 pounds; 19 varieties of melon weighing more than 2,500 pounds; peaches, bananas, oranges and berries as well as more exotic fruits including quince, passion fruit and rambutan.

A Guinness Books of World Records representative certified the record.

UMass in recent years has started the semester with record-breaking seafood stews and stir fries.







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mikethenovice wrote:
Glad to see healthy eating never left us.
on September 3,2013 | 06:52AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Fruits make me gassy.
on September 3,2013 | 06:52AM
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