What is the nutritional value of okra?


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Okra is a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, folates and vitamins A, B, C and K. It also contains manganese, magnesium, iron and calcium. Okra contains no cholesterol and is low in fat.

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Okra has one of the highest concentrations of vitamin A of any vegetable. Vitamin A helps maintain healthy mucus membranes and skin.

Okra is a popular food in tropical countries and can be pickled, stir fried, made into a soup or eaten raw. Okra plants grow several pods measuring 5 to 15 centimeters long. The pods ripen for 45 to 60 days for the fruits to be ready to harvest.

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