A traditional Southern fruit commonly referred to as ‘ladies’ fingers’.

While okra is technically a fruit biologically speaking, it’s often used as a vegetable in cooking. Gumbo, a Southern American soup, is one of the most popular ways to use okra. You can find it in two colors, red and green. 

Health Benefits of Okra: 

Okra is packed with antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. Because of this, it may help lower the risk of heart disease, regulate blood sugar and prevent some cancers. Additionally, its vitamin K content makes it great for wound healing and bone health.

Nutrient Breakdown of Okra:

*Per ½ cup, 80g (1)

How To Use:

Okra is great in gumbo or any other soups. It can also be tossed into a stir-fry or added into a stuffed pepper. They’re delicious when grilled, baked, or roasted. You can even pickle okra!