Fun facts - In Britain we spend £280 million a year on carrots.
Each year 22 billion seeds are planted in Britain, producing around 100 carrots per year for every member of the population.
If you laid all the roots end to end they would stretch 2.3 million km, 2.5 return trips to the moon.
It is not enough to choose healthy foodstuff if you are to eat healthily. You also have to pay attention to how the food is prepared, Wenche Frølich says, who is professor at the University of Stavanger.