How to cook Okra
Try adding it to gumbos, stews and curries. It can also be roasted, or fried into okra ‘chips’. Okra shouldn’t be eaten raw.
MAKE: Essex gumbo
WHAT IS OKRA?
Okra is originally from Africa but now used all over the world. Packed with little seeds, okra has a distinctive texture but a mild flavour, so it works best in dishes with strong flavours and spices.
WHEN IS OKRA IN SEASON?
Okra is available from July to October.
HOW TO STORE OKRA
Keep okra wrapped in a damp cloth in the fridge.
What are the health benefits?
Okra is high in folic acid and it's a source of vitamin C, calcium and potassium. Nine medium okra count as one of your 5-a-day (one portion of veg or fruit is 80g raw weight).