The pronunciation of the name differs in numerous parts of the world, and while it is known as “okra” in the UK, the USA, and the Philippines, it is pronounced as “okro” in Nigeria and in the Caribbean.
This fantastic plant is incredibly nutrient rich. A glass of fresh okra has 2 grams of proteins, 21 milligrams of vitamin C, 30 calories, 80 micrograms of folate, 60 milligrams of magnesium, 3 grams of dietary fiber, 0.1 grams of fat,and 7.6 grams of carbohydrates.
Okra can be consumed throughout the entire year, in various ways, fried, boiled, stewed, or pickled.
Its consumption offers multiple health benefits, including:
- Reduces cholesterol levels
- Prevents diabetes
- Reduces the glucose levels consumed by food via the gastrointestinal tract
- Relieves asthma symptoms
- Prevents kidney diseases
Here is a great recipe for okra water – a drink which helps you naturally balance your blood sugar levels.
- 4 raw okras
- 1 cup of water
You should cut the heads and tails of the okras and place them into the water. Leave them there overnight.
Consume this drink on an empty stomach every morning, 30 minutes before your breakfast. The quick effects will surprise you!