Okra Nutrients and Benefits

Okra VegetableOkra is also known as Abelmoschus esculentus, or Lady’s Fingers. Okra plant is considered a flowering plant that produces a very healthy vegetable that is very popular and important in today’s world. Sometimes Okra can be found Green or Purple. Okra vegetable is considered a traditional food of Africa. In many parts of the world Okra is eaten in many different ways like; stir fried, cooked in soups, pickled, cooked in meat stew, with soy sauce, with sugar, with rice, deep fried, and even with fresh salads. People also can make Okra Oil by pressing it out from Okra seeds. Also, if you know of any cooking ideas or recipes that use Okra, then please let me know down below this article. The Nutrients that we could find in a cup or 100 grams of Raw Okra are:
- Vitamin A
- Vitamin B1, Thiamin
- Vitamin B2, Riboflavin
- Vitamin B3, Niacin
- Vitamin B5, Pantothenic Acid
- Vitamin B6, Pyridoxine
- Vitamin B9, Folate, Folic Acid (Good Amount)
- Vitamin C (Good Amount)
- Vitamin E
- Vitamin K (Large Amount)
- Choline
- Calcium
- Iron
- Magnesium
- Phosphorus
- Potassium
- Sodium
- Zinc
- Copper
- Manganese (Large Amount)
- Selenium
- Phytosterols
- Natural Fats
- Omega 3 Fatty Acids
- Omega 6 Fatty Acids
- Calories
- Carbohydrates
- Dietary Fiber
- Starch
- Natural Sugars
- Protein

Okra VegetablesThe Health Benefits of Okra are:
- Supports cell production
- Helps protect from anemia
- Protects from homocysteine build-up
- Supports Healthy Nerve Function
- May prevent from osteoporosis
- May prevent from Alzheimer’s disease
- Reduces Irritability
- Protects from depression
- Reduces Insomnia
- Helps protect from fatigue
- Improves memory
- Reduces gingivitis
- Reduces birth defects
- Supports brain health
- Improves Spine health
- Improves wound healing
- Prevents cells from damages
- Improves gums health
- Improves teeth health
- Improves Immune System
- Protects from free radicals
- Reduces Aging
- Lowers Risks of some Cancers
- Improves Iron absorption
- Improves Lung health
- Prevents from frequent colds
- Protects from frequent infections
- Improves blood clotting
- Reduces bleeding
- Improves kidney function
- Improves bone growth
- Supports strong bones
- Supports healthy bones
- Normalizes blood sugar levels
- Supports healthy thyroid gland
- Improves Nerve health
- Helps protect from nausea
- Reduces vomiting
- Reduces skin rashes
- Maintains Hair color
- Normalizes Cholesterol levels
- Helps prevent dizziness
- Helps prevent hearing loss
- Supports healthy reproduction

Pickled Okra PicklesAlso, if you would like to try some Pickled Okra Vegetables, then you can just Click Here or on the Picture to the right that says Okra Pickles -

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4 thoughts on “Okra Nutrients and Benefits

  1. I just like to stir fried Okra with a chopped onion, a chopped clove of garlic and a chopped tomato. Otherwise, I know Indians who are adding Okra in curry.
    Great post, I didn’t know that Okra has so many benefits.

  2. I always have okra for lunch. i didnt know it has so many benefits. This healthy food should be encouraged to children.

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