Okra is an all around interesting vegetable with an unusual appearance, texture and taste.
Traditionally, okra was served breaded and fried or stewed in a gumbo. However, okra can also be roasted, grilled, steamed or even eaten raw.
Okra is a warm weather vegetable that combines well with other summer vegetables, such as corn and tomatoes.
Okra is a good source of calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, folic acid, vitamin B3, potassium, and beta-carotene. One cup of raw okra contains approximately 33 calories.