Are you looking for another health-promoting and nutrient heavy food to add on your plate?
Who is not and why not?
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You prefer food which serves as medicine to prevent and cure diseases over real medicines because of fewer side effects.
Okra nutrition is just what you might be looking forward to adding it on to your daily diet.
Not familiar with Okra?
I would not blame you. Okra is still evolving to enter into the mainstream with its amazing nutrition profile.
Okra Abelmoschus esculentus, known in many English-speaking countries as ladies’ finger, is a flowering plant in the mallow family. It is grown in hot climate or summer time. It has a long history which dates back to 1886. Okra may not be grown around the world but it is available in fresh and frozen around the ecosphere.
I just took a picture of my plant inside my raised bed key-hole garden along with some fruits, leaves and a flower to present you. Okra can be purple or come in different shades of green in color. You also see the various names of Okra in different parts of the world on the side of this post.
Okra Nutrition Profile
Here is your age-old okra making reappearing on the mainstream with its stunning nutrition profile.
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Data Base, one cup of raw okra, weighing around 100 grams (g) contains the following nutrients.
- 33 calories
- 1.93 g of protein
- 2 g of Fat
- 7.5 g of Carb
- 3.2 g of Fiber
- 1.5 g of Sugar
- 82 mg of Calcium
- 62 mg of Iron
- 57 mg of Magnesium
- 61 mg of Phosphorous
- 58 mg of Zinc
- 23 mg of Vitamin C
- 0.2 mg of Thiamin
- 06 mg of Riboflavin
- 0.215 mg of Vitamin B6
- 60 micrograms (mcg) of Folate
- 36 micrograms (mcg) of Vitamin A
- 27 mg Vitamin E
- 3 mg of Vitamin K
Okra may not be on your list of favorite fruit/vegetable from the supermarket’s aisle. Its slime nature freaks people away at times.
You can consume young raw okra as fruit. You also can cook it with mouthwatering recipes flooded over the internet. Raw okra enjoys the best nutrition.
There are a few nutritional differences highlighted in red in the table below.
Okra carries a rich nutrition profile.
- low in carb
- no fat
- a good amount of protein
- high in fiber
- a full panel of minerals such as Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Potassium, Phosphorous, etc.
- It has beneficial Vitamins: K, A, B, C, and folate.
Try to make this amazing nutrition a part of your diet.