Can a salad have too many ingredients? Israeli farmers sought to answer that question on Wednesday, December 8th, making a salad with 99 ingredients, not including spices, and breaking an Israeli record in the process. Within the framework of the 12th annual Israel Agriculture Summit, every ingredient used to make the salad was produced on an Israeli farm – from the Galilee in the north to the Negev Desert in the south.
Noi Hadas, CEO of the Noi HaSadeh food chain, which provided the fruits, vegetables, cheeses, and herbs for the salad, said of the grand salute to Israeli farmers and agriculture: "I'm proud to give a home and a stage to more than 100 farmers from across the country, who safeguard our nutritional security, the country's borders and our health. With this salad, we are displaying the strength of Israeli agriculture – sophisticated, diverse, healthy, and fresh."
The salad includes Asparagus, artichoke, purple onion, shallot, dried onion, carrot, colored mini-carrot, zucchini, red cabbage, white cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Fioretti cauliflower, cauliflower, cucumber, mini-pepper, red beet, plain tomato, Roma tomato, Maggie tomato, cluster tomato, Cherry tomato, Roma-Cherry tomato, Black Zebra Cherry tomato, Cherry-mix tomato, Yellow Cherry tomato, Cherry cluster tomato, Mini-Cherry tomatoes, red pepper, yellow pepper, orange pepper, light pepper, kohlrabi, Japanese radish, radish, fennel, washed green beans, sweet corn cobs, Romaine lettuce, Arab lettuce, Lalique lettuce, lettuce hearts, Salanova lettuce heads, Salanova lettuce leaves, and round lettuce.
They were joined on the place by a micro-leaf mix, micro Amaranthos, micro basil, micro Rashad, micro pea sprouts, micro mustard sprouts, alfalfa sprouts, black lentil sprouts, baby leaves, oregano, basil, Oxalis, beet leaves, purple kale, Israeli garlic, pearl garlic, black garlic, black pearl garlic, vacuum-sealed beet, Turkish spinach, New Zealand spinach, Champignon mushrooms, Shinoki mushrooms, shiitake mushrooms, Shimeji mushrooms, portobello mushrooms, oyster mushrooms, king trumpet mushroom, maitake mushrooms, edible flowers, natural hazelnut, natural walnut, peeled pumpkin seeds, peeled sunflower seeds, peeled chestnut, peeled pistachio, acorn, natural almond, gouda cheese, camembert, rosmarino, mozzarella balls, feta, ripe Hass avocado, Ettinger avocado, lemon, lemon-lime, red raspberry, Hermon apple, Granny Smith apple, golden apple, peeled pomegranate, eggs, and tahini.
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