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Deutsch: Banane (Lakatan) / Español: Banana (Lakatan) / Português: Banana (Lakatan) / Français: Banane (Lakatan) / Italiano: Banana (Lakatan)

Saging (Lakatan) refers to a specific variety of banana that is popular in the Philippines and other parts of Southeast Asia. The Lakatan banana is known for its vibrant yellow-orange color when ripe, which distinguishes it from the more widely known Cavendish bananas that are a lighter yellow. Lakatan bananas are smaller and thicker than Cavendish bananas, with a sweeter flavor and firmer flesh, making them a preferred choice for eating fresh rather than for cooking.

Deutsch: Tamarinde / Español: Tamarindo / Português: Tamarindo / Français: Tamarin / Italiano: Tamarindo

Tamarindo refers to the fruit of the Tamarindus indica tree, native to Africa but widely cultivated in tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including India, Southeast Asia, Mexico, and the Caribbean. The tamarind fruit is pod-like, with a hard, brown shell enclosing a sticky, fibrous pulp and several seeds. In the food context, tamarind is celebrated for its unique sour-sweet flavor, which lends itself to a variety of culinary uses, from condiments and beverages to main dishes and desserts.

Deutsch: Suam / Español: Suam / Português: Suam / Français: Suam / Italiano: Suam

Suam is a traditional Filipino soup known for its simplicity and comforting flavors. It is primarily made with fresh corn, garlic, onions, and greens, such as malunggay (moringa) leaves or spinach. The dish is characterized by its clear broth, sweet corn flavor, and the nutritional value of the leafy greens used. Suam is often enjoyed as a wholesome meal starter or a light dinner, embodying the Filipino penchant for nurturing, home-cooked meals.

Sow refers to a female pig

Deutsch: Gewürzpflanze / Español: Planta aromática / Português: Planta condimentar / Français: Plante aromatique / Italiano: Pianta speziata

Spice plant refers to any plant that is grown or harvested primarily for the spices or seasonings that can be derived from its various parts, including leaves, seeds, berries, bark, or roots. These plants are valued for their ability to add flavor, aroma, and sometimes even preservation qualities to food.

In the food context, Sri Lanka, an island country located in the Indian Ocean, is renowned for its rich and vibrant cuisine that reflects a blend of local and colonial influences, including Dutch, Portuguese, English, Arab, Malay, and Indian. Sri Lankan cuisine is characterized by its use of a diverse array of spices, coconut, and rice, offering a unique and flavorful dining experience.

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