Okra's nutrition benefits are so plentiful that it’s been called the “perfect villager’s vegetable”. Often referred to having flavors similar to asparagus and eggplant, Okra is loaded with high fiber pectin and high quality seed protien. Pectin is a carbohydrate extracted from fruits that’s commonly used as a gelling/thickening agent for soups and stews. Okra seeds also contain a balance of both lysine and tryptophan amino acids, making okra one of the top vegetable protein foods out there.
DID YOU KNOW? Okra helps to naturally lower cholesterol, fight diabetes, aid weight loss, and treat digestive issues. The Red varieties in particular, are especially high in antioxidant properties.