Yummy, Mexico breaks world record with three-tonne guacamole

Volunteers from a culinary school mix mashed avocados as they attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest serving of guacamole in Concepcion de Buenos Aires, on Sept 3, 2017.
Volunteers from a culinary school mix mashed avocados as they attempt to set a new Guinness World Record for the largest serving of guacamole in Concepcion de Buenos Aires, on Sept 3, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS
Women take pictures of a massive bowl of the new Guinness World Record largest serving of guacamole, in Concepcion de Buenos Aires, on Sept 3, 2017.
Women take pictures of a massive bowl of the new Guinness World Record largest serving of guacamole, in Concepcion de Buenos Aires, on Sept 3, 2017. PHOTO: REUTERS

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The recipe for a record-breaking guacamole?

Some 25,000 avocados and 1,000 people to mash them.

That is what avocado growers in Mexico's Jalisco state mobilised on Sunday to break the world record for the biggest guacamole, a whopping three tonnes of delicious dip made from "green gold".

The mass mash-up was part entertainment and part politicking as growers and Mexico make the point that they - and the guacamole loving Americans - have benefited from the North American Free Trade Agreement that is now under threat from US President Donald Trump.

Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States were meeting in the Mexican capital to revamp the 23-year-old Nafta accord that he has threatened to end if he does not get concessions to curb a trade deficit with Mexico.

Some 80 per cent of US avocado consumption comes from Mexico's growing expanse of orchards.

US negotiators have said they want to include provisions to make it easier for US seasonal produce growers to be able to file anti-dumping cases against Mexico.

That idea has been criticised by US restaurants and retailers which say it would drive up prices. Mexican growers say US production of avocado cannot meet demand.