Okra is the thin, typically green, finger-like edible seed pod of Abelmoschus esculentus plants. Okra has a crisp texture when raw or pickled, and when sliced and cooked develops a mucilaginous, slimy texture.
Okra is a source of vitamins C, K, and B1, magnesium, calcium, and zinc, and other vitamins and minerals. Okra is high in fiber, particularly soluble fiber.
Gumbo, stew, soup, prepared dishes, pickled, curries, fried
Ladies’ fingers, bhindi, bamia