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Open Pachyrhizus erosus
Pachyrhizus erosus

Native to Central America, jicama is now cultivated in every tropical corner of the globe. It is a popular vegetable in Mexico, as well as in

Open Papaya

A tropical herb, papaya ( Carica papaya ) resembles a tree in size and shape to such an extent that the novice is apt to misidentify a papaya plant as

Open Paprika

( see also CHILLI PEPPERS , SWEET PEPPERS ) Because paprika, like cayenne, is made from dried American red peppers ( Capsicum annuum and C. frutescens


Probably the only herb considered indispensable by most Western cooks, parsley is a versatile, hardy biennial, native to the eastern Mediterranean

Open pea

hardy, annual, climbing leguminous plant (Pisum sativum) of the family Leguminosae ( pulse family), grown for food by humans at least since the early

Open peanut

name for a low, annual leguminous plant (Arachis hypogaea) of the family Leguminosae ( pulse family) and for its edible seeds. Native to South America

Open pear

name for a fruit tree of the genus Pyrus of the family Rosaceae ( rose family) and for its fruit, a pome. The common pear (P. communis) is one of the

Open peat

Organic matter found in bogs and formed by the incomplete decomposition of plants such as sphagnum moss. Northern Asia, Canada, Finland, Ireland, and

Open Pecan

Pecan trees ( Carya illinoinensis ) are a species of hickory tree. Historically, they were commonly found in the Mississippi Valley, Texas, and parts

Open pesticide

biological, physical, or chemical agent used to kill plants or animals that are harmful to people; in practice, the term pesticide is often applied