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Indian Okra


  • Okra is a perennial, often cultivated as an annual in temperate climates, and grows to around 2 metres (6.6ft) tall. The leaves are 10-20 centimetres (3.9-7.9 in) long and broad, palmately lobed with 5-7 lobes.
  • This green and infamously gooey vegetable is called “okra” in North America, the UK, and the Philippines. In Nigeria and in Caribbean English, it is known as “okro”. in India, okra is known as “vendakkai” or “bhindi”.


  • Fantastic fiber: Indian Okra is high in fiber. Eight medium-sized pods are estimated to contain 3 grams of fiber. This bulk fiber quality has several benefits. It helps digestion, cuts hunger cravings, and keeps those who eat it fuller for longer.
  • Keep calm and eat okra: The seed extracts of Indian okra have an antioxidant, anti-stress effect in the bloodstream of mice. Managing stress levels is an important part of managing diabetes. Long-term, high stress levels can cause blood sugar levels to spike.
  • Diabetes fighter: Indian okra has been found to lower cholesterol levels in lab mice with diabetes. With its high fiber content and antioxidant qualities, okra can help keep both high cholesterol and diabetes at bay.