Want to know the gender of your pepper? Flip it over, those with four bumps are female and three bumps are male. Female peppers are full of seeds but sweeter and better for eating raw while male peppers are better for cooking.
Leeks were prized by the ancient Greeks and Romans and were especially valued for their beneficial effect for the throat. The Greek philosopher Aristotle credited the clear voice of the partridge to a diet of leeks, while the Roman emperor Nero supposedly ate leeks everyday to make his voice stronger.