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Okra

Although increasing in popularity across the country, okra is typically known as a vegetable popular in southern states and dishes and offers up some little-known health benefits. They can be enjoyed fried, pickled, boiled, or sautéed and with all of these ways to try it we are happy that they are available year-round.  Crystal Valley sources its okra from Guatemala.

TIPS FOR SELECTION

Choose okra pods that have a bright color and that are firm.

HOW TO STORE

Refrigerate

HEALTH BENEFITS

  • Good source of vitamin A, folate, thiamin, and magnesium
  • Free of fat, saturated fat, Cholesterol
  • Low in calories
  • Very low sodium

HOW TO COOK

Okra, a southern staple, can be steamed, cooked, pickled, boiled, and fried. Okra pods are often used in soups and stews since they turn gooey and gelatinous if over-cooked and can be used as a thickener.

Recipes

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