Frieda's Specialty Produce - Okra

Overview

What is Okra?

  • Okra is an elongated, green vegetable that is typically used in Southern cooking. Inside, there are tiny seeds and the flesh has a slippery texture. If okra is prepared incorrectly, it can take on slimy qualities.

How to Eat

  • Steam, boil, pickle, sauté or deep-fry. Use in soups and salads or add it to your menu as a side dish. Avoid cooking okra in pans made of iron, copper or brass, as their reactive properties turns the vegetable black.

Health Benefits

  • Good source of vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose brightly colored pods with no spotting or molding.

How to Store

  • They are very fragile, so store in the warmest part of your refrigerator in a brown paper bag for 2 to 3 days.

 

Recipes

Southwestern Veggie Medley

Southwestern Veggie Medley Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable or peanut oil 2 cups Sunchokes®, peeled and chopped. 1/2 cup onion, sliced 1-1/2 cups Cactus Pads (thorns removed), Okra, or Haricots Vert cut into 1/2 inch slices or chunks 1/2 cup frozen … Continue reading