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Brand: Ladies Finger
Short Description : Fresh Bhendi
Bhendi / Okra is also known as “lady’s finger” in some parts of Asia. And various other names in other parts of the world. The plant is cultivated in tropical, subtropical and warm temperate regions around the world. Okra is an edible pea pod and although can be eaten raw, I’ve never acquired the raw taste. You can lightly blanch, steam or give it a quick stir-fry to reduce the “green” taste. Okra is very low in calories and dense with nutrients. It is high in fiber, vitamin A, C, and folate content. It is also a good source of the B vitamins, vitamin K, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, and traces of magnesium and manganese. Okra is one of those few vegetables which have the highest content of phytonutrients and antioxidants such as beta-carotene, xanthin and lutein. Okra contains beta-carotenes (precursor of vitamin A), xanthin and lutein, all antioxidant properties that are helpful for vision health, preventing eye problems like cataract and glaucoma. Soluble fiber in lady’s finger or okra helps to reduce serum cholesterol therby reducing the risk of heart disease. Having okra helps to effectively control the body’s high cholesterol level. Okra is furthermore high in pectin that helps in lowering high body-fluid cholesterol by changing the output of bile in the intestines.