The okra is a vegetable, it looks a bit like a small angular zucchini but is richer in taste. Because of the pointy tip it is also called ladyfingers. It is very diverse, you can eat it raw in a salad, fry it or use it in a stir-fry, but also stewed and barbecued it is delicious.
Cooking with okra:
If you slice the okra, the juice is quite sticky, so it is also used as a binder. Prepare the okra as a whole, if you don’t want the juices to run out. Wash the okra and remove the stalk, it is now ready to cook.
Okra is healthy?
It is a natural detox agent and because of the soluble fiber it reduces cholesterol. Furthermore, it provides a metered intake of blood sugar, which is important for diabetics. In addition there is also vitamin A, C and K in it!
You can keep it in the fridge, but the taste can fade a bit, at room temperature the okra preserves for about three days.
In The Netherlands you can buy Belicious okra at supermarkets and exotic groceries.
Vegetable Healthy Stir-fry