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.

Health considerations

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.

May be found in

Gumbo, stew, soup, prepared dishes, pickled, curries, fried


Self Nutrition Data

Alternative Spellings and Names

Ladies’ fingers, bhindi, bamia

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