Food Fact: Green Pepper Bumps story is True or Fake ?
There is a food fact floating around of Green Peppers with 3 bumps or 4 bumps.
It claims that the 4 bump pepper is a female and has more seeds and tastes sweet. The 3 bump pepper is a male and has less seeds and better for cooking.
We at ParsiCuisine.com decided to do a real taste test and compare the two Green Peppers.
I went to my local grocery store and picked up 2 Large Green Peepers. One with 3 bumps and other with 4 bumps.
Washed and cleaned the peppers.
Cut each into horizontal halves to measure quantity of seeds. See photo, the 4 bump one has more seeds.
FACT : Seeds are definitely much more in the 4 bump one.
Taste of 3 bumps green pepper was a bit sweeter than the other. However there is not much of a difference in taste and I had to consume a lot of the peppers to come to a conclusion.