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Okra, also known as “lady’s fingers” and “gumbo,” is a green flowering plant. Okra belongs to the same plant family as hibiscus and cotton. The term “okra” most commonly refers to the edible seedpods of the plant. Okra possess anti-diabetic properties, namely that the viscosity of okra’s carbohydrates helps to

Okra, also known as “lady’s fingers” and “gumbo,” is a green flowering plant. Okra belongs to the same plant family as hibiscus and cotton. The term “okra” most commonly refers to the edible seedpods of the plant. Okra possess anti-diabetic properties, namely that the viscosity of okra’s carbohydrates helps to

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Okra has potassium, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, folic acid, as well as calcium.
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Do you want to love okra, but fear it's slimy reputation? This okra recipe that will change your mind...I promise it's worth a try!

Do you want to love okra, but fear it's slimy reputation? This okra recipe that will change your mind...I promise it's worth a try!

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pickled okra - Being a southern girl, I cannot for the life of me figure out why I've never had pickled okra before.  I ate it for the first time the other day and I'm in love!

pickled okra - Being a southern girl, I cannot for the life of me figure out why I've never had pickled okra before. I ate it for the first time the other day and I'm in love!

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Roasted Okra: simple and delicious.  Best of all - no slime!  Really liked these a lot.  Didn't use the garlic powder; just salt and pepper and olive oil.  25 min. at 425 was perfect.  ~Suz

Roasted Okra: simple and delicious. Best of all - no slime! Really liked these a lot. Didn't use the garlic powder; just salt and pepper and olive oil. 25 min. at 425 was perfect. ~Suz

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Food styling photography, as a possible direction for recipe blog or recipe e-book.
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This fried okra recipe is dedicated to my daddy.  I realize that a lot of the things I wanted to learn how to cook and bake came from figuring out what foods made him excited. For instance, he loves key lime pie, fried catfish and fried okra, and I learned how to make those things …

This fried okra recipe is dedicated to my daddy. I realize that a lot of the things I wanted to learn how to cook and bake came from figuring out what foods made him excited. For instance, he loves key lime pie, fried catfish and fried okra, and I learned how to make those things …

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