Okra

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British pronunciation/ˈə‍ʊkɹɐ/
American pronunciation/ˈoʊkɹə/
Okra
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a type of vegetable with long green seed cases, used in cooking

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What is "okra "?

Okra is a green, elongated vegetable with a distinctive ridged texture. It is known for its slimy texture when cooked, which can be either loved or disliked by individuals. Okra is often used in various cuisines around the world, particularly in Southern and Creole cooking. It is valued for its versatility and ability to add flavor and thickness to dishes. Okra is rich in fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making it a nutritious addition to meals. Whether fried, stewed, pickled, or added to soups and curries, okra offers a unique taste and texture that can complement a wide range of culinary creations.

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long green edible beaked pods of the okra plant

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tall coarse annual of Old World tropics widely cultivated in southern United States and West Indies for its long mucilaginous green pods used as basis for soups and stews; sometimes placed in genus Hibiscus

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They used okra to thicken their stew and enhance its texture and taste.
When preparing okra, remember to cut off the ends and avoid overcooking to maintain its texture and flavor.
The cooked okra had a slimy texture, a common characteristic when it releases mucilage during cooking.
In the southern-style cooking, they often dredge okra in cornmeal before being fried to perfection.
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