Veggies From A-Z

Okra

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Nutrition Information

1 serving = 53 g (125 mL)

  • Very high in Vitamin K (35% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • High in folacin (21% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Source of Vitamin C (13% Recommended Daily Intake per serving)
  • Sodium-free (4 mg per serving)
  • Fat-free (0.2 g per serving)
Look For

Deep green pods, tender but firm, free of blemishes.

To Store

Refrigerate unwashed covered for up to 3 days.

To Prepare

Trim off tip and cap. Rinse and scrub to remove thin layer of fuzz. Don’t pierce pods. Cook whole to prevent from becoming slippery. Pots made of iron, tin, copper or brass cause them to be discoloured. Okra flavour resembles eggplant.

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