Okra has a long history and a wealth of health benefits. Best of all—it’s super easy to grow. If you don't know about Okra, check out this article.
Okra contains several healthy components including vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants like B1 and B2, quercetin, rutin, catechin, and epiatechin. It’s also known for high vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate content. Studies have indicated the vitamin C content of okra could help with asthma and even skin conditions.
But many of the health benefits of okra come from it’s superior fiber content. As a fiber source, it helps to regulate digestion and maintain blood sugar levels. The inclusion of pectin also makes it a great choice for helping to reduce cholesterol.