Real Life, Good Food



Okra has a unique flavor; mild and almost grassy tasting. The texture of okra can change from dish to dish, depending on how you prepare it.


Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin C to help your immune system
  • Good source of fiber, which helps your digestive system
  • Low in calories, fat, and cholesterol


  • Rinse okra in a cool stream of water when ready to use.

Easy Ideas

  • Trim ends of okra, coat in oil, and grill 5 minutes on each side. Sprinkle with lemon.
  • Add to stews and soups. Try making gumbo.
  • Boil okra, drain water, and combine with stewed tomatoes, onions, and bell peppers.
  • Top your salad or pizza with okra.


  • Refrigerate unwashed, dry okra pods in the vegetable crisper, loosely wrapped in perforated plastic bags. Wet pods will quickly mold and become slimy.
  • Okra will keep for only two or three days. 
  • When ridges and tips of pods turn dark, it needs to be used immediately.

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