Monday, 25 April 2016

Okra.... So common in African markets, now I know why....

I found some okra plants growing at one of the cattle camps when we arrived on the ranch in October last year... I threw the seeds in close to the house and have to now climb on the roof to reap the pods! We struggle for fresh produce here so anything, cooked with a good sauce, is delicious .... Okra has many health benefits. Rich in fiber, Vit A, Vit C, Vit K and the B complex group. It also has important minerals such as iron, calcium, manganese and magnisium.
The beautiful flower that flowers for a day then the petals fall of and it turns into a pod.. It is from the same family as a hollyhock and hibiscus...

A bowl full of okra freshly picked ...


  1. I remembered hearing from Moz friends that you can eat the leaves as well as the pods. Check out the link:

  2. Hi Jen, need to give it a try, thanks for this interesting link.... X