Asparagus

It takes three years to grow asparagus from seed to harvest.

The Romans, in the 1st Century BC, were the first to preserve asparagus by freezing it in the Alps.

Beets

Studies have shown that high levels of the antioxidants and anti-inflammatory agents found in beets may reduce risk of some cancers.

Beets are rich in six different nutrients. They're an excellent source of folate, vitamins A and K, manganese, copper, and potassium.

Beets have been shown to support your body's natural detoxification process, thanks to betalin, a compound naturally found in beets.

Carrots

One square meter of U.S. carrot production (one crop) is adequate to fulfill vitamin A needs for one adult for one year.

The world's longest carrot, recorded in 2007, was 19 feet, 2 inches.

Carrots were first grown as a medicine, not a food.

Carrots are not always orange; they can also be found in purple, white, red or yellow.

In the Middle Ages, carrot juice was used to make butter a more appealing color in winter.

The biggest carrot statue in the world? 30 feet high.

The classic Bugs Bunny carrot is the "Danvers" type.