Okra or gumbo
Technically it is known as Hibiscus esculentus. It is an annual plant of the mellow family, native to Africa, which grows to height of six feet and has yellow flower and large ovate leaves. Its mucilaginous pods are eaten in soups and stews as a vegetable. Okra is now extensively grown in the southern U.S. It is not found in India. Okra pods are very rich in vitamins A, B, C and G and minerals.
Benefit and uses of Okra.
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