What’s Okra?

Okra, also known as “lady’s fingers,” is a green flowering plant. Okra belongs to the same plants family as hibiscus and cotton. The term “Okra” most commonly refers to the edible seed pods of plant.

Okra has long been favoured as a food for the healthconscious. It contains: .Potassium, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Calcium,

It’s low in calories and has a high dietary fibre content. Recently, a new benefit of including Okra in your diet is being considered. Okra has been suggested to help manage blood sugar in cases of type1, type2, and gestational diabetes.

Incidences of diabetes diagnoses are only increasing, according to the the center of diseases control and prevention.

The verdict is out on whether Okra can be used successfully as a direct diabetes treatment. However, the okra plant does have many proven health benefits. Read on to see if okra could be a viable plant of diabetes treatment plan.

Drinking “Okra water” is a popular new method of using okra. Some have even suggested that drinking it helps lessen diabetes symptoms. The drinks is made by putting okra pods in water and soaking them overnight. Some of the valuable nutrients in the skin and seeds pods will be absorbed into the water. If you’re not crazy about the taste of okra, drinking this okra water solution is quick and simple way to derive the benefits of okra without eating it.

I love okraI’m allergic it’s from the rubber family, and I usually struggle to cook foods that I’m allergic to, okra doesn’t have a smell so I was okay cooking it for the kids.

Okra with plant Based-Bacon

175g/6 oz bacon

300g/11 oz okra

1 green chilli, finely chopped

1 small onion, finely chopped

Black pepper to taste

1/2 cup of coconut oil

1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar

1 large tomatoes, chopped

Method

Heat oil in frying pan, then add bacon to browned, in the meantime place okra in saucepan with boiling water with a pinch of salt to cook for few minutes until tender. Once bacon is ready then add your onion, and chilli and tomato, drained the okra and add to the bacon mixture with apples cider vinegar with give it a nice flavour. Then serve with dumplings, yam, and pumpkin etc.

Pictures of raw okra

Okra and Bacon dish..

Yam and dumplings and pumpkin served with okra and bacon

4 Comments

  1. PoojaG says:

    Ooh this seems so delicious! I love okra but I usually just make a curry out of it and eat it with rice so this will be so fun to try out!

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    1. DFV Queen says:

      I have never tried the curry before, will have a go and see my the girls think of it! This is the first time I’m trying it with plant-based bacon.. when I was young my mom would cook it with salt fish..

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      1. PoojaG says:

        Ooh you definitely need to try it out!

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