Lady Finger is a type of green vegetable, long finger like, having a small tip at the tapering end. Its head shows a bulge, lighter green in shade, which is often removed as an inedible portion. The cross section cut okra shows white colored round seeds spread entirely inside the vegetable
Ladies finger is a very popular vegetable grown in India. Commonly known as Bhindi, it thrives well in summer. The flowers of the plant are extremely beautiful and brighten the garden when in full bloom. One main reason why many farmers prefer growing okra is that the plant needs very little maintenance and when one pod is harvested another one grows in its place.
Ladies finger pods are rich in dietary fibre that controls cholesterol and constipation. New pods contain natural folates that help in conception. Folic acid decreases the risk of neural birth defects in embryos. Okra is also a great source of Vitamin C that improves our body’s immunity levels.