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Fresh Okra/Okro – 1kg

Description

Okra, also known as lady’s finger or gumbo, is a popular vegetable used in various cuisines around the world, including African, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, and Southern United States cuisines. Here are some key points about okra:

  1. Appearance and Taste: Okra is a green vegetable with a unique appearance. It has a long, tapering shape with a ridged and slightly fuzzy outer skin. When cooked, okra develops a somewhat slimy texture, which is desired in many traditional dishes. The taste of okra is mild and slightly grassy.
  2. Culinary Uses: Okra is a versatile vegetable that can be used in a variety of ways. It is commonly used as a thickening agent in soups, stews, and gumbo dishes due to its natural mucilage. Okra can also be pickled, roasted, stir-fried, or used in salads. Additionally, it can be stuffed, grilled, or added to curries and rice dishes.
  3. Nutritional Benefits: Okra is low in calories and rich in nutrients. It is a good source of dietary fiber, vitamins A and C, folate, and potassium. Okra is also known for its high antioxidant content.
  4. Cooking Tips: To minimize the sliminess of okra, you can try various cooking techniques. Slicing okra and cooking it quickly at high heat, such as stir-frying or roasting, can help reduce the slime. Alternatively, you can cook okra with acidic ingredients like tomatoes, lemon juice, or vinegar, which can also help reduce the slimy texture.
  5. Selection and Storage: When choosing okra, look for firm pods without blemishes or spots. Fresh okra should snap easily when bent. It is best to store okra in a paper bag or perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to a few days. Avoid washing okra until you are ready to use it, as moisture can accelerate spoilage.

Okra is a beloved vegetable in many cultures and is known for its unique texture and flavor. It can be used in a variety of dishes to add depth and thickness. Whether you enjoy it in a gumbo, stir-fry, or pickled, okra offers a delightful addition to many culinary creations.

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Weight 1 kg

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