Okra is a blooming plant whose seed pods are delicious. It’s grown in warm, tropical regions like those found in Africa and South Asia.
Okra, often known as “lady’s finger,” comes in two colors: red and green. Both varieties have the same flavor, and when cooked, the red one turns green.
Although okra is technically a fruit, it is commonly used in cooking as a vegetable.
One cup (100 grams) of raw okra contains:
- Calories: 33
- Carbs: 7 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
- Fat: 0 grams
- Fiber: 3 grams
- Magnesium: 14% of the Daily Value (DV)
- Folate: 15% of the DV
- Vitamin A: 14% of the DV
- Vitamin C: 26% of the DV
- Vitamin K: 26% of the DV
- Vitamin B6: 14% of the DV