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Paksiw is a filipino term for dish cooked in vinegar and garlic.

So Paksiw is a Filipino cooking method where meat or seafood is simmered in vinegar, garlic, peppercorns, and other spices. The dish is known for its tangy, savory flavor and is often served with rice.

Deutsch: Granatapfel / Indian: Maadhala naarnga/ Urumampazham

Pomegranate has historically been a symbol of fertility, marriage, abundance as well as righteousness.

The pomegranate is a fruit-bearing deciduous shrub or small tree growing between 5 - 8 meters (16 - 26 ft) tall. The pomegranate is widely considered to have originated in the vicinity of Iran and has been cultivated since ancient times.Today, it is widely cultivated throughout the Mediterranean region of southern Europe, the Middle East and Caucasus region, northern Africa and tropical Africa, the Indian subcontinent, Central Asia and the drier parts of southeast Asia.

Deutsch: Erbse / Indian: Pattani, Pattani Kadala
The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the pod fruit Pisum sativum. Each pod contains several peas. Peapods are botanically a fruit, since they contain seeds developed from the ovary of a (pea) flower. However, peas are considered to be a vegetable in cooking. The name is also used to describe other edible seeds from the Fabaceae such as the pigeon pea (Cajanus cajan), the cowpea (Vigna unguiculata), and the seeds from several species of Lathyrus. P. sativum is an annual plant, with a life cycle of one year. It is a cool season crop grown in many parts of the world; planting can take place from winter to early summer depending on location.

English: Rice cake / Deutsch: Reiskuchen / Español: Pastel de arroz / Português: Bolo de arroz / Français: Gâteau de riz / Italiano: Torta di riso /

Puto is a filipino term for steamed rice cake. Puto is a traditional Filipino steamed rice cake that is often eaten for breakfast or as a snack. It is made from rice flour and sugar, and can be flavored with a variety of ingredients such as coconut milk, pandan leaves, and cheese.

Deutsch: Kochbanane / Indian: Nendrakkaya, Ethakaya

Plantain is a green skinned banana with a firm texture, also called a cooking banana. A cooking plantain or plantain is a fruit of one of the cultivated varieties (cultivars) of the genus Musa intended to be consumed only after cooking or other processing, rather than being eaten raw. Those fruits intended to be eaten raw may be called "dessert bananas" or just "bananas", although "banana" is also used as a collective term to include both bananas and plantains.

Deutsch: Papaya / Indian: Pappali, Omakaya, Kappalanga,Kappakaya,
The papaya, papaw, or pawpaw is the fruit of the plant Carica papaya, the sole species in the genus Carica of the plant family Caricaceae. It is native to the tropics of the Americas, perhaps from southern Mexico and neighbouring Central America. It was first cultivated in Mexico[citation needed]several centuries before the emergence of the Mesoamerican classical civilizations. The papaya is a large, tree-like plant, with a single stem growing from 5 to 10 m (16 to 33 ft) tall, with spirally arranged leaves confined to the top of the trunk. The lower trunk is conspicuously scarred where leaves and fruit were borne. The leaves are large, 70 cm (28 in) in diameter, deeply palmately lobed, with seven lobes. Unusually for such large plants, the trees are dioecious.

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