Scots grow 730 million Brussel sprouts to ensure Christmas dinners have just a little bit of green.
Brussel sprouts were first cultivated on a large scale in Europe outside the Belgian city of Brussels, hence the name.
The vegetable became popular in the UK in the Victorian era, around the same time that the idea of a roast turkey Christmas dinner took off.
Around 40% of the sprouts produced for the UK market are consumed in the weeks up to and including Christmas day.
The world record for the most Brussel sprouts eaten in a minute currently stands at 31. (Any challengers?)
In 2011, there was one food bank in Scotland operated in partnership with the Trussell Trust. There are now over 50.
FareShare UK feed almost 800,000 people every week from food that would otherwise be wasted.