Okra comes in three forms such as (1)Wet okra (2) Dried Okra (3) Okra seed. people add it to salads, soups,and stews, either fresh, dried, pickled, fried, sauteed, roasted or boiled though to it source of vitamins and other nutrients values. Okra can serve as fruits or vegetables also known as gumbo or ladies - fingers in some English countries, is the seed pod of the Abelmoschus, it may appear in two colors namely red or green but taste the same.
Here is the health and nutrients values people drive from okra:
1: Gastrointestinal health
Okra contains dietary fiber which helps to prevent constipation and maintain a healthy digestive system.
2: Weight loss:
Fiber in okra also help reduce appetite and it may contribute to weight loss.
Okra is excellent source of vitamin K and calcium which helps to strengthen bones and prevent fractures.
4: Anti - cancer:
Okra contains anti - cancer properties capable of fighting and killing 72% cancer cells in humans.
5: It may lower blood sugar:
Okra may help to lower blood sugar.
6: Okra is beneficial for pregnant women.
7: Anti - oxidants:
Okra has anti oxidants properties capable of fighting infections.
8: Vitamins and Minerals:
Vitamins and minerals in okra helps in lowering heart disease risk and blood clothing and improve healthy skin.
9: Okra help in prevention of constipation and a healthy digestive system.
Okra can also serve as fruits or vegetables which are highly rich in Vitamins, minerals, anti - oxidant and fiber needed in human body and for a great well being. Okra seed can also provide oil and protein, which can be use as source of oil in small scale production.
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