The seed pod of the Abelmoschus esculentus plant is known as okra. It has a long, slender, tubelike structure packed with small white seeds. It is also known as lady’s fingers. Okra is a plant that originated in Ethiopia and was transported to North America by settlers and enslaved people centuries ago. It thrives in … Read more
Okra is a delicious summer crop that is a mainstay in many Southern families. To ensure you enjoy this delightful vegetable all year long, it’s a good idea to buy it in quantity during its season and freeze it. The months of May through September are the greatest for finding fresh okra. The thin, green, … Read more
Okra is a blooming plant with edible seed pods known as the “lady’s finger.” It thrives in hot conditions and is widely grown in Africa and South Asia. Though technically a fruit, okra is frequently cooked as a vegetable, and Okra is a common ingredient in gumbo. Okra has plenty of nutritional content despite not being a household name in healthy cuisine. Okra has few calories yet is high in nutrients.