Okra, also known as Lady's Finger, is low in calories and particulalry rich in dietary fibre, vitamin A, C and acid folic. It is often recommended in cholesterol controlling diets, as well as for its anti-diabetes properties - it has positive effects on controlling blood sugar levels.
Okra's mucilaginous pods help soothe the intestine and prevent constipation.***
Eat okra as fresh as you can (of course!), you can store in the fridge for a couple of days; Okra can also be stored in freezer (toss in boiling water for 3 minutes, cool under tap water, dry and store in plastic bags).
If you don't like the slimy texture of okra, try a quick and dry method of cooking, this helps to retain the mucilages. Check recipes on our website!