Lady's Finger

$1.80

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Weight: 200g±    

Key Information:

Okra is a flowering plant known for its edible seed pods. It’s cultivated in warm and tropical climates, such as those in Africa and South Asia.

Sometimes referred to as “lady’s finger,” okra comes in two colors — red and green. Both varieties taste the same, and the red one turns green when cooked.

Biologically classified as a fruit, okra is generally utilized like a vegetable in cooking.

It’s frequently used in Southern American cuisine and a popular addition to gumbo. Yet, it can have a slimy texture, which some people find unappealing.

Though it’s not one of the most common foods, okra is packed with nutrition.

Health Benefits:

Okra (Lady's Finger) boasts an impressive nutrient profile.

One cup (100 grams) of raw okra contains:

    Calories: 33
    Carbs: 7 grams
    Protein: 2 grams
    Fat: 0 grams
    Fiber: 3 grams
    Magnesium: 14% of the Daily Value (DV)
    Folate: 15% of the DV
    Vitamin A: 14% of the DV
    Vitamin C: 26% of the DV
    Vitamin K: 26% of the DV
    Vitamin B6: 14% of the DV

Okra is an excellent source of vitamins C and K1. Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient that contributes to your overall immune function, while vitamin K1 is a fat-soluble vitamin that’s known for its role in blood clotting.

Additionally, okra is low in calories and carbs and contains some protein and fiber. Many fruits and vegetables lack protein, which makes okra somewhat unique.

Eating enough protein is associated with benefits for weight management, blood sugar control, bone structure, and muscle mass.

Country of Origin:
Malaysia

Storage:
Store in a cool and dry place