A female farmer was stunned when she unearthed a monstrous 30-lb sweet potato in her field that she said she could barely lift from the ground.
Phone footage shows the excited woman, who was not named, holding the massive vegetable that she dug up from her field in Yuncheng, in China’s Shanxi Province.
The clip, shared on Douyin, China’s version of TikTok, shows the elderly woman standing amid freshly dug-up soil with the gigantic potato that is nearly half her height.
After weighing the freakishly large sweet potato, the woman revealed it came up to an impressive 30 lbs.
She said she has never found anything closely similar to its size in her field before, adding that she and family use fertiliser to help the crops grow and no pesticides.
As it is apparently too big to be wasted on a single meal, the farmer said she plans on turning it into flour instead.
Originating in South America, sweet potatoes were reportedly first cultivated in tropical regions like Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.
With the discovery of the New World by Columbus, sweet potatoes were brought back to Europe, spreading worldwide during the Age of Exploration.
In Asia, sweet potatoes were first introduced by European explorers to countries like the Philippines and Vietnam before being imported to China.