|Lena Paahlsson says the ring was on a small carrot she was about to discard. [Agencies]|
Swedish woman Lena Paahlsson discovered her wedding ring on a carrot growing in her garden, 16 years after she lost it, Dagens Nyheter reported.
The white-gold band, set with seven small diamonds, went missing in her kitchen in 1995.
It was not until 16 years later when Paahlsson was pulling up carrots in her garden that she noticed one with the gold band fastened tightly around it.
"The carrot was sprouting in the middle of the ring. It is quite incredible," her husband Ola said to the newspaper.
The couple believes the ring fell into a sink back in 1995 and was lost in vegetable peelings that were turned into compost or fed to their sheep.
(China.org.cn January 4, 2012)