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The Largest Gingerbread Houses in The World

September 5th, 2014 Leave a comment Go to comments


By : Ririn Sholiha


Ginger is the rhizome of the plant which is very popular as a spice and medicinal materials. Rhizome fingers shaped bulge in the middle sections. Caused a dominant spicy flavor compounds called ketones zingeron.

Ginger Zingiberaceae including tribes findings were interpreted retrieval. The scientific name given by William Roxburgh ginger from the Greek word zingiberi, from Sanskrit, singaberi.


Because ginger flavor that is so distinctive, and quite a lot of interest by the public, ultimately a community in the Texas A & M Traditions Club to build a gingerbread house with a fairly large size and can be managed successfully. This gingerbread house is not built of brick rather than gingerbread, so called gingerbread house, gingerbread houses this unique has managed to break the record in the Guinness.

For this unique gingerbread house making, materials needed 1360 kg of brown sugar, 7,200 eggs, 3265 kg of flour and 816 pounds of butter. For workers aided by the baker, and the volunteers.

Largest gingerbread house in the world, besides recognized by Guinness World Records in 2013, also volume 1110 cubic meters, 18.28 meters long, 12.8 meters wide, and 3.07 meters at its highest point.

In addition, visitors can also go into this house, which can be occupied by a family of five people and meet Santa Claus, although they had to pay $ 3 per adult.

Currently, gingerbread houses are on display at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota, and the money obtained from the tourists who visit this place will be donated to St. Joseph Health System.

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