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Okra
Okra flower bud and immature seed pod
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A. esculentus
Binomial name
Abelmoschus esculentus
(L.) Moench, 1794
Map showing worldwide okra production
Worldwide okra production
Synonyms

Hibiscus esculentus L.

Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) are known in many English-speaking countries as lady's fingers or gumbo) is a flowering plant in the mallow family, related to cotton and hibiscus.[1] It is valued for its edible green seed pods. It is cultivated for the pods, which are harvested in the immature stage and used in salads, soups and dishes.[2] It is the national vegetable of Pakistan.

References

  1. National Research Council (2006-10-27). "Okra". Lost Crops of Africa: Volume II: Vegetables. Lost Crops of Africa. 2. National Academies Press. ISBN 978-0-309-10333-6 . http://books.nap.edu/openbook.php?record_id=11763&page=287. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  2. "9 Amazing Health Benefits of Okra". www.nutritionfox.com. http://www.nutritionfox.com/9-amazing-health-benefits-of-okra/. Retrieved 25 January 2016.