Okra - 250g
Okra, also known as "lady's finger" is one of the popular plant based ingredient used in many cuisines.
What is Okra?
Okra is a summer vegetable, or grown in warm climates. It has a slimy texture which may not be appealing for some people.
Biologically it is classified as a fruit, but used as a vegetable in savoy dishes.
How to eat okra?
You can eat it raw or cooked. Cooked or not, okra's sliminess will not go away!
We all know that we should be eating the color of the rainbow. But why?
Every single color in the plant has its unique micro nutrient called phytochemical. Phyto comes from Greek word (φυτόν) meaning 'plant' and these are the natural components produced by plants, generally to help them resist fungi, bacteria and plant virus infections, and also consumption by insects and other animals. Some phytochemicals have been used as poisons and others as traditional medicine. It is that powerful.
These brightly colored veggies not only have the powerful health benefits but can also add color, fun and flavors to your table!
Okra boasts an impressive nutrient profile.
One cup (100 grams) of raw okra contains:
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 : Mexico