Aids in weight loss
Fights free radicals
Helps control LDL cholesterol levels
May reduce cholesterol
May reduce risk of birth defects
May regulate blood sugar
Serving size: 1 cup cut; Calories: 33; Fat: .2g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 7mg; Carbs: 7g; Fiber: 3g; Sugars: 1.5g; Protein: 1.9g; Potassium: 0%DV; Vitamin A: 14%DV; Vitamin C: 38%DV; Calcium: 8%DV; Iron: 3%DV
Did You Know?
- For smooth and rejuvenated skin, boil a handful of okra until soft, let it cool, mash it and apply it to your face for 5 minuets! !
- Okra's mucilage not only binds to cholesterol but to bile acid carrying away toxins dumped into it by the filtering liver.
- Nearly half of the nutrient is soluble fiber: gums and pectin. The other half is insoluble fiber.
- Don't wash until ready to cook to reduce slime and let sit at room temperature.
Ways to Eat:
- In soups/stews
- Okra, known in many English-speaking countries as lady’s fingers, bhindi or gumbo, is a nutritional powerhouse that has been cultivated for more than 2,000 years
- Okra can be found on the alluvial banks of the Nile in Egypt
- Okra is related to Marsh Mallow