Okra is a fingerlike, slightly curved pod with soft green coloring. When cut, okra releases a sticky substance with thickening properties, often used in soups, stews, and gumbo. Whether steamed, boiled, pickled, sautéed, or deep-fried, okra makes a great side dish. When buying fresh okra, choose brightly colored pods with no signs of spotting or molding. Okra is very sensitive and should be stored in a paper bag in the warmest part of the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

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  • Nutrition Info
  • Serving Size: 1 cup, 100g
  • Amount per serving
  • Calories: 31
  • Calories from fat: 1
  • Fat: .1g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 8mgmg
  • Total Carbs: 7gg
    • Fiber: 3.2gg
    • Sugars: gg
  • Protein: 2gg
  • Vitamin A: 8%
  • Vitamin C: 35%
  • Calcium: 8%
  • Iron: 4%


Handling & Storage


Available year round

Also Known As

  • Ochro
  • Okro
  • Bamia
  • Bamie
  • Bhindi
  • Bindi
  • Gumbo
  • Gombo
  • Ladies\' fingers
  • Ladyfingers
  • Quingombo
  • Quiabo

Store around 45-50° F. Keep cool and dry.

  • Green
  • Red
  • Abelmoschus esculentus


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