World’s largest falafel ball is certified


(JTA) — A falafel ball weighing nearly 52.8 pounds created at a Jewish food festival in California has been certified as the world’s largest.

The falafel ball was certified on Sunday for submission to the Guinness Book of World Records at the Santa Clarita Valley Jewish Food and Cultural Festival, the Los Angeles Daily News reported. The ball, made of ground chickpeas and fava beans, also measured 12.5 inches high.

The previous Guinness record falafel ball, created by an Israeli chef in New York, was 24 pounds.

Health regulations prevented food festival attendees from tasting the record-setting falafel ball.

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