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Okra, scientifically known as Abelmoschus esculentus, is a flowering plant valued for its edible green pods, which are commonly used in various cuisines around the world. Also known as "lady's finger" or "bhindi" in some regions, okra is a popular ingredient in dishes from the Southern United States, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The okra pods are known for their unique mucilaginous texture, which thickens stews and soups, contributing to a silky consistency. Okra is a nutritious vegetable, rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, such as vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and magnesium. It is also a good source of antioxidants, including flavonoids and polyphenols. Due to its fiber content, okra can support digestive health and help regulate bowel movements. Moreover, its antioxidants may have potential anti-inflammatory effects. . As with any food, it is essential to prepare okra healthily and avoid excessive use of oil or frying, which can increase calorie content.
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