What is Okra and Okra Health Benefits

What is Okra?

The okra is rich with vegetable fibers: a half cup of cooked okra has nearly four grams, which means it is one of the best vegetable sources of fiber. Although it hasn’t many vitamins, it is an excellent dietary supplement.


Half cup of okra provides:

  • 10 percent of the daily recommended dose of beta carotene 
  • 20 percent the daily requirement of vitamin C 
  • significant amount of potassium

Okra Health Benefits

A diet rich with vegetable fibers can help to prevent various cancers, including cancer of the colon and rectum. Beta carotene and vitamin C are antioxidants, that help to prevent cell changes that lead to cancerous growths. Antioxidants also help in preventing the creation of vital arteries of plaque and thus prevent cardiac infarction and stroke