Make room for mushrooms! Spanish chef comes across & # 39; biggest mushroom ever & # 39; weighing no less than 152 pounds
Make room for the mushroom! Spanish chef comes across "the biggest mushroom ever", weighing no less than 152 pounds
- The 68.8 kilo specimen was found in the city of Santa Lucia de Gordon in Spain
- Chef Sergio Martinez Valledor saw it when he took a walk in the woods
- The chef said that the mushroom cannot be cooked, but intends to extract his scent
A Spanish chef has reportedly found & # 39; the world's largest mushroom that allegedly weighs as much as 152 pounds and initiates an investigation by Guinness World Records.
The Meripilus giganteus specimen of 68.8 kilograms was found in the city of Santa Lucia de Gordon in the province of Leon in the north-central Spanish region of Castile and Leon.
According to local media, chef Sergio Martinez Valledor saw the huge mushroom as he walked through a nearby forest.
Put the fungi big & # 39; gun: the mushroom & # 39; Meripilus giganteus & # 39; weighed a whopping 152 pounds
Chef Martinez Valledor and his neighbors proudly pose with the beautiful mushroom
Reports said that a few days later Martinez Valledor decided to choose the big fungus, but several friends needed it to help him.
Martinez Valledor told local media: "I thought it was a coincidence, I wasn't looking for it. It was attached to a beech tree."
The chef and his friends split the mushroom into two pieces and dragged it to their vehicle.
Neighbors of chef Martinez Valledor pose with the huge fungus
The huge mushroom in chef Martinez Valledor's restaurant
Martinez Valledor added: "It broke in two, the lightest part weighed 22 kilograms (48.5 lbs) and the other part was more than 40 kilograms (88.2 lbs), which was very difficult to drag.
"We managed to get it back to the car, but we were afraid we would break it."
According to local media, the Meripilus giganteus beats the previous record by 23 kilograms and Guinness World Records is said to be investigating the finding.
The locals flocked to chef Martinez Valledor's inn to see the giant mushroom itself
The chef said that the mushroom cannot be cooked because it is too large, but he intends to remove the smell. He is also willing to let any interested scientist study the copy.
The mushroom is currently on display at the Aurea Restaurant on Plaza del Grano in the city of Leon.
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