As MassLive.com writes:
To qualify, the salad had to be fresh, Empric said, and include at least five [types of] fresh fruits. This salad featured 150 varieties – in keeping with the celebration of the university’s sesquicentennial. UMass, 'blew that out of the water,' he said of the varieties.
The salad was created with 20 varieties of apples, five kinds of banana, 14 varieties of berries, three of currants, four of cherries, three kinds of mint, three of grapefruit, 10 kinds of grapes, three kinds of mangoes, 19 different melon varieties, 10 kinds of oranges, three kinds of papayas, 13 of peaches, 12 of pears, two pineapples, nine different plums, three kinds of kiwi, 15 other fruits, plus 500 pounds of orange juice.
Half of the fruit was bought locally, and the idea for the salad was inspired by a desire to "promote sustainability, healthy eating and building community,"
Ken Toong, UMass executive director of auxiliary enterprises, said. He added that "every bit of fruit would be used, either at the barbecue, for breakfast Tuesday in the dining commons, for smoothies, for jams, baked goods and some will be donated Tuesday morning to the Amherst Survival Center," MassLive.com wrote.