|Okra originated in Africa, possibly Ethiopia, and was grown in the 12th century by the ancient Egyptians. Okra is an excellent source of vitamins C and K (important for helping your blood to clot).|
It is also a good source of thiamine (vitamin B1), folate (vitamin B9), and vitamin B6. Okra contains dietary fiber, which is important for a healthy bowel. It also contains minerals such as potassium (which helps to regulate blood pressure), calcium, and magnesium. Energy – 100 g of okra supplies 85 kJ.