Okra is one of the most compelling aphrodisiacs that Mother Nature has offered in its lavish trove of useful plants. Okra is a delicious product with a distinctive look and taste, from which oriental dishes are prepared. This plant has a great group of beneficial ingredients. It contains small amounts of saturated fat and cholesterol. It is rich in fiber and vitamins A, C, K, B6 and folic acid. Okra also contains moderate amounts of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, iron… In 100 grams of okra there are 36 calories.
Okra is served best when young and soft because it is easily digested. If okra starts to harden and gets woody-like look that means that that one is not for eating. Fresh okra can be stored in the refrigerator for about one or two days. After that period this plant loses its freshness, flavor and nutrition.
The nutrients of okra make the ideal choice for people who want to lose excess weight and to maintain the health of their body.