OKRA thrives in heat and tolerates almost any soil condition, making this plant a very easy grower. Gardeners love to grow this vegetable because of its beautiful flowers that mature into edible pods. The young pods add body and flavor contain a mucilaginous substance that thickens soups and stews. Pods can also be eaten boiled, fried or preserved in brine.
Okra is low in calories but packed full of nutrients. The vitamin C in okra helps support healthy immune function. Okra is also rich in vitamin K, which helps your body clot blood.
Some of the other health benefits of okra include:
• Fight Cancer • Control Blood Sugar
• Support Heart and Brain Health • Prenatal Support