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.
- 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.