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Record for largest serving of mushrooms smashed at History Con

Young chefs-in-the-making were at the forefront in clinching the Guinness world record for the largest serving of sautéed mushrooms at History Con 2016, an ongoing entertainment convention in Pasay City.

Consumer goods company Jolly, in partnership with History Channel, used more than 250 kilograms of mushrooms in its successful attempt.

Led by chef entrepreneur Winston “Wix” Luna, participants included students from the brand’s learning advocacy Jolly University and chef students from the Center for Culinary Arts.

“History-making has never tasted this healthy and delicious … We are hoping to set a first world record, and of course to successfully spread the news of mushrooms’ health benefits all over the Philippines and the world,” Fly Ace Corp. president Jun Cochanco said in a statement.

Marilou Acuña, Fly Ace senior product manager for Jolly, said they wanted more people to know more about mushroom’s benefits as a “superfood,” such as having the highest L-ergothioneine content, a powerful antioxidant.

“This event offers the challenge as well as opportunity for Filipinos, especially our youth, to show support and commitment in making history. To make this Guinness bid successful, everyone in the Jolly team must work closely together to bring that goal into fruition,” Acuña said.

History Con will run until Sunday at the World Trade Center. YG