Okra, known in many English-speaking countries as Ladies’ fingers, is a little powerhouse of nutrition, that may provide a variety of health benefits. It includes Vitamin C, A, and K, as well as a host of other nutrients and minerals.
Very popular in the American South, Okra is typically served deep fried with a side of ranch dressing. Cooking it this way does get round the “slime” when the pods are cut and cooked. Sounds delightful, doesn’t it – but the slime is a good form of soluble fiber! Okra may also be added to soup, or cooked with spices, as it is often cooked in India and Pakistan.
For a change, how about roasted okra?
Just slice Okra, add olive oil, salt and pepper. Pop in the oven at about 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Delicious on its own or with other vegetables!
For information on the nutrient content of Okra, there is a short article on Natural News. You can find links to the article on the next page.