The Food Standards Agency has revealed that carrots are the number one veg choice for Christmas lunch in Britain, knocking Brussel sprouts into second place. The FSA surveyed 2000 consumers and found that 76% said that tucking into a traditional Christmas dinner with all the trimmings was one of their favourite parts of Christmas. 23% said that when they cooked their Christmas meal, they would be taking into account various dietary requirements such as allergies, intolerances and diabetes. 19% said they would be cooking a vegetarian option. The FSA website gives guidance on eating healthily and safely at Christmas, with a turkey defrosting and cooking guide.