Popularly known as lady's finger or bhindi in Hindi, it is believed to be enriched with dietary fibre, anti-oxidants, Vitamin A, C and K, folates, iron, magnesium, zinc, beta-carotene, potassium, phytonutrients and calcium. The sticky content, which is also the reason why many people refrain from using this vegetable, is actually good for health and known to ease constipation and bowel function.
Okra is an economically important vegetable crop grown in tropical and sub-tropical parts of the world. The crop is suitable for cultivation as a garden crop as well as on large commercial farms.
India ranks first in the world with 70% of the world’s production of Okra. It is popular in India because of easy cultivation, dependable yield and adaptability to varying moisture conditions. Okra is cultivated for its fibrous fruits or pods containing round white seeds.