My mind often wonders when shopping for food. So I decided to see what I could find out about my latest curiosity from the grocery store.
If you look at the bottoms of many bell peppers, you may notice that some of them have three lobes on their bottoms and others have four. According to the culinary guru’s, three bottomed bell peppers are sweeter and better for eating, while four bottomed bell peppers are “firmer and better for cooking.
Three bottomed bell peppers, it seems, are male, while four bottomed bell peppers are female. Female bell peppers have more seeds than males. For this reason, always buying “male” bell peppers at the grocery store... since females have more seeds, they weigh more, and weigh more because of something you will only throw away, making them a waste of money. This M/F designation is strictly culinary, not biological, as all bell peppers come from flowers that become the fruit. These flowers have both male and female parts, making them androgynous. All bell peppers, then, are hermaphrodites. WHO Knew ???