In the Hampshire district of England many people are coming together every year to the celebrate the Alresford Watercress Festival. This festival also includes a competitive eating event for everybody to take part is who are interested in eating the vegetable of course.
The people in this Hampshire district of England really love to eat their vegetables. And we do not talk about every vegetable but about Watercress to be precise. Watercress is a dark, leafy green grown in natural spring water. For the past few decades, watercress is used for more things in the kitchen than only plating, but is now seeing resurgence in popularity as one of the next big super foods. And as we come to know, there are some people who like the leafy vegetable so much they eat two bags in a couple minutes.
Last Sunday Alresford was the scenery for this watercress eating competition. The festival is held every year to celebrate the season’s first harvest of a vegetable that dates to 400 B.C.
The festival’s main attraction was of course the watercress eating competition. There were Sixteen people competing. they stuffed their mouths full of the watercress vegetable. Guinness world record holder Glen Walsh, won the title back in 2013, he ate the watercress in 32 seconds and managed to hold onto the crown for the fifth straight year. This time, he took one minute and 37 seconds to clean the plate. He says that he will be back next year.