Okra (Okra, ladies fingers)

Okra vegetableOkra (Okra, ladies fingers)

The name in Latin — Abelmoschus esculentuss.

It belongs to the family — Malvaceae.

Okra (Okra, ladies fingers) — an annual plant, is very valuable vegetable crop. Okra (Okra, ladies fingers) — is a relative of plants such as cocoa, cotton, hibiscus from the family Malvaceae. Originally okra (okra, ladies fingers) from Ethiopia, the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia, America, is now surrounded (Okra, ladies fingers) has successfully cultivated there.

There are two kinds of okra (okra, ladies fingers)

— Stunted: height 40 cm,

— Tall: height of 2 m

It has a powerful tree-stem, hairy hard, sparse hairs. Branches only at the base, forming with seven branches. Big and hairy leaves (seven-lobed), with stalks and light green color is sometimes dark green. Flowers okra (okra, ladies fingers) single rather large, pubescent pedicels, cream color with a yellowish tinge. The fruit of okra (okra, ladies fingers) has the shape of a pyramid box a little bit long, many-seeded, covered with down, like a pod of pepper, to 25 cm long, young fruit of okra (okra, ladies fingers) is much smaller (length about 10 cm), painted in a bright green color. These are the fruits of okra (okra, ladies fingers) are used as food. The taste reminds tender asparagus and a little sour eggplant.Okra vegetable

From okra (okra, ladies fingers) cooked appetizer, salad, soup. It is also surrounded (Okra, ladies fingers) can cook with vegetables and rice. Okra (Okra, ladies fingers) goes well with meat and poultry. Good okra (okra, ladies fingers), and roasted, fried, breaded previously. Environ (Okra, ladies fingers) as can be dried and canned or frozen for future use. Okra (Okra, ladies fingers) goes well with vegetables such as onions, garlic, tomato, ginger, chilli peppers. Since okra (okra, ladies fingers) get a very tasty curry sauce.

But the ripe fruits okra (okra, ladies fingers), tough and has already unfit for food. Seeds of okra (okra, ladies fingers) can replace coffee. During the Second Worlds War in countries Africa and Asia has found an alternative to this drink. The demand for environ (Okra, ladies fingers) is increased, these times are called «okra fever».Okra vegetable

In the composition of okra (okra, ladies fingers) per 100 g of vegetable contains:

• Water — 90.18g

• Protein — 2.2g

• Fat — 0.12 g

• Carbohydrates — 3,831 grams

• dietary fiber (cellulose) — 3.32 g

• Ash — 0.73 g

Vitamins in the neighborhood (Okra, ladies fingers)

• Vitamin A (beta carotene) — 225.5 micrograms

• Vitamin B1 (thiamine) — 0.231 mg

• Vitamin B2 (riboflavin) — 0.0617 mg

• Niacin (vitamin B3, vitamin E) — 1.023 mg

• Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) — 0.2451 mg

• Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine) — 0.2153 mg

• Folic acid (vitamin B9) — 88.7 mcg

• Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) — 21.122 mg

• Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol) — 0.362 mg

• Vitamin K (phylloquinone) — 53.5 mcg

• Choline (vitamin B4) — 12.32 mgOkra vegetable

Nutrients in the neighborhood (Okra, ladies fingers)

• Potassium — 303.5 mg

• Calcium — 81.5 mg

• Magnesium — 57.3 mg

• Sodium — 8.1 mg

• Phosphorus — 63.3 mg

Trace elements in the neighborhood (Okra, ladies fingers)

• Iron — 0.83 mg

• Manganese — 990.1 micrograms

• Copper — 94.6 micrograms

• Selenium — 0.739 mg

• Zinc — 0.624 mg

Caloric content of okra (okra, ladies fingers) on the average about 25 calories.Okra vegetable

Okra (Okra, ladies fingers) — the useful properties:

Okra (Okra, ladies fingers) has a high content of substances such as fiber, vitamins, calcium, iron, potassium, minerals, and mucous substances. Mucous substances, combined with diet and dietary fibers, are well in the small intestine absorb sugar regulating these blood glucose levels.

Okra (Okra, ladies fingers) also displays the body of excess water, governs the kidneys and removes the swelling, excess bile, cholesterol is harmful to the body, eliminate toxins, it is recommended for patients with diseases such as atherosclerosis, obesity, metabolic disorders. Also helps with constipation and bloating, tends to strengthen the walls of blood a vessels and stimulate the production of the small intestine of probiotics, these beneficial effects on the organs of the gastrointestinal tract.Okra vegetable

Environ (Okra, ladies fingers) is recommended for pregnant women, from 4 to 12 weeks of pregnancy, as in the neighborhood (Okra, ladies fingers) contains folic acid.

Besides okra (okra, ladies fingers) protects the body against cancer and colon cancer. The use of okra (okra, ladies fingers) is also useful in diseases:

— Diabetes;

— Cataracts;

— Inflammation of the lungs;

— Asthma;

— Sore throat;

— Chronic fatigue;

— Depression.Okra vegetable

Especially okra (okra, ladies fingers) is useful for those who engaged in physical labor, the recovery period after an acute illness.


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