Tuesday, March 14, 2017


Okra is completely edible from the flower, the leaves, and the pods.  Highly nutritious and loaded with benefits!!  Our first harvest last year has really inspired me to grow more of this plant, in the Hibiscus family, and get others in the Northeast to appreciate it, as well.  Known in the South for it's addition in gumbos, I really think the veggie has so much potential in stirfrys, curries, roasted and stuffed, etc.  The flower is stunning and would be an enriching addition to salads and decorative culinary arts and perhaps tea.

"Lectin is a type of protein found in okra, beans, peanuts, and grains."
high in Vit K to help with absorption of calcium.

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