Okra is Commonly known as the ladies fingers is the widely consumed around the world. It is consumed mostly in the forms of vegetable around the globe. Okra plants are annual plant and grown in tropical, subtropical and temperate around the globe. The plant can attend the height of merely 2 meters.
Propagation is mostly done with the help of the seed. It can be consumed around 8 weeks from the flowering date as the vegetable. To consume okra as the vegetable it is essential to pick the fruit early.
The fiber obtained from the okra steam can be used for the varied purpose.
The mature fruit of the okra contains seed with the innate oil content in it. The oil content of the okra seed is almost similar to the sunflower seed. The oil content of the seed is estimated to be around 40 percent.
Health Benefits of Okra
Due to huge health benefit primarily due to lush in the essential nutrition, it is considered as the salubrious food. It has the trace amount of fat, moderate amount of protein and higher amount of carbohydrate.
Various vitamin-like lipid soluble vitamin-like A, E, K is present in moderate amount. Water-soluble vitamin like vitamin C and B-complex vitamin-like B1, 2, 3, 9 are innate in the Okra.
Minerals present in the okra are Manganese, Calcium, Iron, Zinc, Potassium, Phosphorous, etc.
Health Benefit of Eating the Okra
1. Night Blindness
Due to lush with vitamin A it is highly beneficial for adequate vision. Lack of vitamin A in the diet can cause the night blindness. This is the condition marked by the decrease in rhodopsin pigment in the eye.
2. Healthy Bone
Due to lush with calcium and another essential mineral which are healthful for mentioning the healthy bone.
Due to innate high fiber content which helps in the smooth bowel movement thus reducing the occurrence of constipation.
Consuming the okra is an associate is believed to regulate the sugar level in the blood. There are many types of research of this belief system.
Colorectal cancer is believed to be prevented by the consumption of the okra.
Okra has the adequate amount of vitamin C that acts as the potent antioxidant. Antioxidant helps to prevent the damage at the cellular level by free radical.
Further, consumption of okra is believed to reduce the cholesterol in the blood and reducing the negative effects of depression.