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Okra – Southern Flavor

Okra is a beautiful, edible, flowering plant that originated in Africa and has a taste that reminds of us soulful, Southern cooking. Okra has a gummy texture, tastes somewhat similar to eggplant. This extremely drought- and heat-tolerant a podded green vegetable grows well in warm climates and offers consumers a wide variety of nutritional benefits. Okra is:

  • A very good source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin B6 and calcium.
  • Low in sodium and very low in saturated fat and cholesterol.
  • A very good source of dietary fiber which enhances digestion and contributes to cardiovascular health.
  • Popular for its nutritionally dense structure, particularly for soluble and insoluble fiber content.

Okra can be used to add flavor, thickness and nutrients to gumbo and dishes containing tomatoes, corn, onions and shellfish.


Okra MicroDried® Products

SLICED Okra MicroDried® Sliced FG70126
Specification Nutritional

 

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