Monday, April 16, 2012

Okra or Okro

Okra or Okro as I know it,  is a greenish vegetable that is low in calories and high in fiber. It is rich in vitamins A, C, and K. It is gluten free. Okra or Okro grows in the tropics and temperate weathers especially in Africa, and can be frozen or dried in small pieces or whole for later use. It can be cooked alone or with other vegetables like bean leaves, pumpkin leaves, aleifu leaves, spinach, colored greens, used in stews and so on. It can be cut into smaller pieces, pounded, or cooked whole, whatever method that is used in  cooking okra/okro it comes out great. I enjoyed eating both the fresh and dried okra/okro growing up.