Okra also known as “ladies’ fingers”; is a green annual vegetable that belongs to the same family as cotton, hollyhock and hibiscus. Okra is a long ridge seedpod that grows around 7 inches long. Okra has a mild flavor that is similar to that of an eggplant; even though the texture is different than that of eggplant. Okra is most commonly used to thicken soups and stews but can be served raw, pickled, fried or marinated in salads. Okra is

Okra is good source of vitamin A, B, C and K. Is. high in fiber and contains antioxidants. Okra also contains high levels of minerals such as magnesium, potassium, copper, manganese and zinc. A study done in 2015, studies suggest that eating okra helps lower cholesterol and control blood sugar, according to Healthline.

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